This mixed-use development over 4 floors is on an incredibly tight triangular site bounded on one side by a 3 way junction on one of Edinburgh’s main feeder roads from the North of the city into the city centre, the remaining sides are a narrow one way street and finally the Water of Leith. The elevation over the Water of Leith was build up to the existing retaining wall line requiring the external access scaffold to be cantilevered over the river and the Veitchiframe Structure had be engineered to accommodate the uplift forces from this scaffold. During construction of this elevation we used our own bespoke edge protection system which allowed us proceed without the requirement of external access scaffold. Floor area was in excess of 1150m2, forming 6 apartments and 3 townhouses. The structure was completed in 10 weeks which was 3 weeks ahead of programme.
Scope of Works
A number of bespoke solutions were require on this project.
As the site boundary was the Water of Leith, we had to build our structure without a perimeter scaffold on that elevation. Veitchi’s own bespoke edge protection system was used. This allowed us a safe means of working.
The Water of Leith elevation still need to be accessed after our works were complete, to allow external finishes to be applied. As noted earlier, due to the water a traditional scaffold could not be used.
Veitchi and Metsec along with the clients design team incorporated additional steelwork within our structure that allowed a scaffold to be cantilevered of the Veitchi frame.