Greenock Municipal Buildings - Roofing Project


Access provision utilising Kwikstage system and tube & fitting scaffolding, to install a temporary roof at Italianate architectural style local council building with a 75-metre high tower. The Grade A-listed Greenock Municipal Building’s, are the current headquarters for Inverclyde Council. Designed by Glasgow architects H & D Barclay and completed in 1886 from Ashlar stone, they surround Greenock Town Hall that resides in the centre.

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Project Summary

Provision of access and temporary roof support solution for our client primary contractor WH Kirkwood to enable essential roof repairs at the Greenock Municipal Buildings. The scaffold structure utilises a mixture of Kwikstage with tube & fitting scaffolding and an integrated roof level loading bay for the efficient lifting of new materials.

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Value Engineering

Due to the historic building having Listed Category status, it presented many challenges for the Design & Engineering team, including tying the scaffold into the building to leave minimal trace of temporary access upon completion of the works. Additional design challenges included low-level roofs at the building rear and a glass canopy walkway below joining the neighbouring building. Also, due to the Municipal Building’s remaining open throughout the works maintaining safe pedestrian access/egress was essential.

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