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PTSG shows the ropes with high-level window replacement at Avant-garde Tower

23 February 2017

Precision, planning and safe delivery are all essential requirements of any high-level works, where safety risks are greater, and the margins for error are smaller.

PTSG’s high-level window replacement for the property management company Rendall and Rittner required a great deal of care and dedication to all of the aforementioned requirements, whilst still keeping to a tight timescale.

The Group was commissioned to carry out the high-level window replacement on the new Avant-garde Tower development in Shoreditch, East London.

The tower stands at 25 storeys, and overlooks Bethnal Green Road’s array of trendy bars and eateries.

Three of the tower’s atrium windows had been damaged, and due to the difficult-to-reach location of the windows, required an innovative approach to ensure that the replacement works were carried out swiftly and in the most cost-effective way possible.

PTSG’s rope access team was on hand, abseiling from the 25th floor of the building’s main tower to cut out the windows’ silicone moulding and allow the glass be lifted out safely by crane.

The new windows were lowered into the atrium by the crane, and safely guided into place by a team of skilled workers who ensured that all materials were safely fixed into place.

Planning and co-ordination were essential to the delivery of this replacement. As the window panes were extremely heavy and expensive, any mistakes made had the potential to cause significant harm.

The crane position was key to lifting the defective glass out of the enclosed atrium smoothly, with further repositioning required in order to fit the replacement panes as easily as possible.

A carefully planned closure of Bethnal Green Road was implemented, including a traffic management system for pedestrians and vehicles to comply with local authority requirements.

Through communication and collaboration with the council and planning authorities the project was finished on time, meaning that the road was closed for less than 24 hours, minimising disruption to the public.

Since the delivery of this project, PTSG has been in consultation with the client to arrange installing measures to prevent the need for complicated works such as this one, including installing netting at the atrium’s opening to protect the panes and prolong the life of the building’s windows.

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