Client: Knight Dragon
Contractor: GB Building
Location: Greenwich, South East London
Balconies: 151 Cassettes®
The original contractor for this project went into administration resulting in the developer taking over construction. This could have caused a number of issues regarding the ownership of any parts and products. Another challenge arose when the crane position meant it was not able to install all of the balconies.
Sapphire manufactured and stored the balconies at its Winchester production facility ahead of time. The vesting of these balconies had been manufactured ahead of time and were in storage at the Winchester production facilities, which meant there was continuity when the developer took over construction, avoiding extra hassle and any delays. As the crane was unable to complete the install, a telehandler was used to glide some balconies on from the roadside.
Step 1: Following drawing sign off by the contractor and architect, and a prototype produced, Sapphire manufactured the balconies at its Winchester production facility.
Step 2: The balconies were completed ahead of the on site program requirements, and kept in storage at Winchester. This meant that the contractor or client could call off balconies when ready on site.
Step 3: When required, the balconies were transported to site on Sapphire’s double stack lorries.
Step 4: Some balconies were installed using a crane tower, after which a telehandler was used to install the remaining balconies from the roadside.