The brief

The Masons team were tasked with devising a scaffold and logistics plan for the re-cladding of the Hopkins Street elevation of 17 Broadwick Street. This would include raising all materials to roof level for the complete refurbishment of the barrel vault roof.


Working alongside the client Faithdean PLC and Prime Scaffold Design, Masons started this challenging project by ensuring that tie and restraint issues were dealt with in advance in order to avoid any disruption or unwanted delays. One of the main challenges with this unique job was installing the bridge scaffold to the scenic lift. The volume of exposed and vulnerable glass, compounded by the lack of cranes available, made the transportation of materials to the roof all the more problematic.

These issues were overcome by adding additional lengths of beam to the rear of the bridge and working across the opening from a high level while never passing the fulcrum point. The beams were then removed once the bridge was in place.


17 Broadwick Street, Soho
London W1F 0DE