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Science and Innovation Building

Science and Innovation Building by Elliott Scaffolding
Science and Innovation Building by Elliott Scaffolding

Science and Innovation Building

Elliott Scaffolding were contracted to provide access for contractors working on the new Canterbury University Regional Science and Innovation Building. Trevor Elliott, Elliott Scaffolding said, “we faced some very difficult restrictions on this university project. One such issue was that the atrium scaffold, supported on Layher 750 Aluminium Beams from the first floor, could not touch the ground floor. This issue was overcome by clever design, assistance from the fast and efficient Layher engineering team, and allowed work to simultaneously be carried out on all levels.”

Elliott Scaffolding used Layher Allround Scaffolding and Layher 750 Aluminium Beams on the Canterbury University building
Elliott Scaffolding used Layher Allround Scaffolding and Layher 750 Aluminium Beams on the Canterbury University building

Birdcage scaffold

Trevor continued “the birdcage on the top platform, 27 metres up, was constructed using Layher 750 Aluminium Beams, spanned widths ranging from 10 metres to 15 metres, and had a length of 60 metres. We estimate the weight of the scaffold in the atrium to be about 200 tonne, with a further 100 tonne of gear on the exterior scaffold, lift and ventilation shafts.”

Versatile and strong scaffold

Other scaffolding components used on this project included Layher Allround Lightweight scaffolding, Layher 450 Aluminium Beams and a Layher 200 Hoist. To conclude, Trevor said the main contractor liked the quick erection and dismantle timeframes. The contractor went on to say Layher was more versatile and stronger than other scaffolding and was matched only by Elliott Scaffolding’s professionalism.

Thank you to Trevor Elliott of Elliott Scaffolding for the use of these photos.

Using Layher Allround Scaffolding, Elliott Scaffolding successfully overcame some very difficult restrictions on this project
Using Layher Allround Scaffolding, Elliott Scaffolding successfully overcame some very difficult restrictions on this project


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