Introduction

The Bath Quay waterside project involved putting in place essential flood mitigation and flood defence works to the North and South banks of The River Avon between Churchill and Midland bridges. Alun Griffiths were the main contractor responsible for re-developing the area along the Bath-Quay waterside south, increasing the height of the quayside walls and strengthening their capability in the event that the River Avon water level should rise significantly.

About the project

To gain access to the areas along this retaining wall, Camden Mill to Waterfront House was 60 metres long and Waterfront House to Churchill Bridge was 75 metres long, SRK Scaffolding built a suspended access deck along these stretches to allow the main contractor to initially demolish part of the upper section of the wall and then to rebuild a stronger higher level wall.

The scaffold could not span over the wall as this would have interfered with the build, the structure was instead secured to the lower brickwork using Apollo Shear Off Ties.

Extensive testing of the Apollo Shear Off Ties was carried out prior to the design drawing being issued and the suspended access installed for construction works.