Adey Steel Ltd have been appointed to deliver the roofing steelwork packages on two key areas of the £8bn redevelopment of Battersea Power Station.
Adey Steel were appointed by Prater Ltd in June in order to fabricate and install steelwork to the roofs of blocks RS-1A and RS-1B, two newly built apartment buildings to the west of the iconic 1930’s power station.
Adey Steel’s works package equated to 140 tonnes of steelwork and includes glazed roof lantern structures with exposed steel columns providing natural light into the exclusive penthouse apartments situated on the stepped upper floors. Pop-up roof light structures over the multiple stair cores will also be installed to enhance lighting conditions inside the 16 storey buildings.
In addition to the lanterns and roof light structures Adey Steel will provide steelwork for the davit enclosures situated on the roof that house the hoisted cleaning and maintenance equipment used to ensure the building façades remain in prime condition.
Adey Steel have already overcome some considerable logistical challenges, with access to the roof space limited steel is to be erected using light weight mini cranes lifted on the roof by one of the 8 site tower cranes. Once in position the mini-cranes work locally to install each structure before moving to the next roof location.
Managing Director of Adey Steel, Andrew Adey commented: “It is fantastic to be so heavily involved in such an iconic redevelopment project as Battersea, our teams have a wealth of expertise in delivering such high profile projects and I look forward to it's successful completion."
Collectively, the two RS buildings will cover 90,000sq m of residential, office, restaurants and shops and are due for completion in 2016.