When Colstons School, Bristol required a new “Multi Electric” acoustic wall on the fourth floor of one their numerous period buildings, they commissioned Niche to undertake the project.
Early liaison with Colstons Facilities Manager, Mr Alan Meakin, along with site surveys of the school, quickly determined that the design and layout of the building stairwell did not allow for ease of access for the 3,300 mm high panels. Indeed this, along with the rear spiral staircase emergency exit was the defining factor that a totally different approach was required.
Therefore, Niche took full project co-ordination responsibility for the provision of a 35 tonne crane to ensure that the panels arrived at the fourth floor installation site safely.
Every aspect of the proposed lift was discussed with both client and the appointed main contractor at all stages, to ensure any potential hazards to personnel, buildings, grounds and panels were dealt with in conjunction with Sparrows Crane Hire, Bristol.
The only element not controlled by Niche were the elements but the sun thankfully gave wonderful weather conditions to successfully carry out the lift and the installation to a high standard, all to the clients satisfaction.