The brief

Masons Scaffolding were tasked with erecting a full access scaffold to the North Wing of St Bartholomew’s Hospital, incorporating a system roof to facilitate restoration works.


This project required comprehensive planning and precise execution to ensure safe and efficient access for maintenance and restoration activities while minimising disruption to hospital operations. An internal birdcage is scheduled to be constructed within the Great Hall, spanning from front to back beams. This approach is necessary due to restrictions on floor loading, as this section of the building holds Grade I listed status.

The challenges we faced

Limiting deliveries due to the operational constraints of the life hospital environment & scheduling night works to minimise disruption to the public.

Interesting facts about the project

You can currently book a public tour where you will climb our two system staircases and be able to watch an expert team cleaning, conserving and repairing the walls and ceiling of the Great Hall.


System roof has been craned on and fully erected, currently  awaiting sheeting. All access scaffold is erected & shrink wrapping to the independent scaffold has recently started.



St Bartholomew’s Hospital, W Smithfield, London, EC1A 7BE