- Project Date 14 Jun 2018
- Category Projects
About the project
Client: Royal Parks
Our Customer: Bolt & Heeks
Project: Brompton Cemetery
Location: Kensington, London
Solution: QBM Soter horizontal restraint cable system
Product Details: 8 Soter fall restraint systems resin anchored through the membrane/insulation to the concrete substrate. Comprising of X73 posts & approx 390lm of stainless steel cable.
Brompton Cemetery was built in the 1830s as one of London’s Magnificent Seven garden cemeteries that circle the capital in a bid to combat overcrowding in the Capital’s graveyards.
It is listed as a Site of Nature Conservation and is the only cemetery in the country owned by the Crown. The cemetery houses approximately 35,000 gravestones, catacombs, stoned arcades and a chapel, and is one of the city’s most popular green spaces, featuring a wealth of wildlife and trees. Famous names buried there include Suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst.
A multi-million pound conservation project is underway to conserve the historic landscape, redevelop certain sections and improve access to various parts of the cemetery.
The upkeep and maintenance of the cemetery is of vital importance to its future as one of London’s most popular green spaces.
The client needed a solution that allowed maintenance staff to safely access roof areas to carry out regular cleaning and maintenance. However, the aesthetics of the buildings and structures within the cemetery are essential to its uniqueness, heritage and popularity, and therefore any solution could not visually impact the building.
Personable relationships and clear communication are everything on projects of this nature. Our estimating team worked closely with the client from day one to design a solution that, following the necessary training, was easy for maintenance teams to use, but that also didn’t detract from the cemetery’s stunning architecture and design.
We decided that the Soter safety line system was the most appropriate for the job. We supplied, installed, tested and certified X8 Soter fall restraint systems, resin anchored through the membrane and insulation to the concrete substrate beneath.
The solution comprised of X73 posts and approximately 390lm of stainless steel cable fitted to the colonnades and the chapel. The roofing contractor would then follow behind to weather our posts once they were fixed in position. This was all installed with utmost care and respect for the structure, ensuring the beautiful ornate architecture was not affected in any way.
The client also opted for our 3 year maintenance agreement, ensuring a complete end-to-end solution and one that will help ensure this historic site remains effectively cleaned and maintained for years to come.
“I was extremely happy with the service that Altus Safety provided on this project. From the initial receipt of the quotation through to completion, working with you was a pleasure and always easy.
In terms of the works completed, the guys on site have done a great job and worked well with our site team. Works were completed on time and the site operatives were flexible enough to work with us/around us when needed which was a big help.
I would say we definitely received good value for money on this project and the client is happy with the final result.”
Why choose Altus Safety?
Safety is everything when working at height, enabling workers to do their job without fear. At Altus Safety, we’ve helped keep thousands of people safe through our state-of-the-art safety systems and dedicated approach to finding a solution that works for each company and individual. We’ve been trusted to provide access equipment and fall protection systems across various industries and we can do the same for you.
Here are just some of the ways clients benefit from working with Altus Safety:
- Solutions that work for you – we work closely with our clients to develop a solution that works for them and their specific requirements.
- Meets all legal requirements – all the systems we install are fully compliant with current legislation and safety test standards.
- Maintenance agreements – we can maintain our safety equipment to ensure several years of use.
- Wealth of experience – Throughout the teams, we have a wealth of experience to ensure the solution is right for you and installed to the very highest standards.