Case Studies in Art & Sculpture

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The first NOEL – Leeds

We were aware that Halloween hadn’t happened yet, but there was a plantation of monumental Christmas trees to put up around the country and it was up to us to assist with many of them. The first one of the year required a bit of thinking about because floor loadings from the associated plant required…

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Hallowed ground – Keeping it green

Using: TuffTrak®ST Anyone who’s ever been in a sports club with grass space involved will know just how tense everybody gets when an activity gets mentioned that could jeopardise the welfare of that holy green turf. We can only imagine the scenes at the committee meeting in Thames Ditton when our clients plan to bring…

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Support of a scaffolding section – Parliament Square, Westminster

Using: Out size and odd sized plates The Palace of Westminster is a fine old building but certainly requires a fair bit of upkeep. It’s importance, size and position in one of the busiest parts of the nation’s capital, not to mention sensitive security issues, presents those charged with its care with some very particular…

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Lower promenade – Brighton Festival

Using: Pedestrian Friendly Concrete Barriers Every summer, Brighton by the Sea turns itself into a huge festival venue. This means turning many of the public spaces over to various theatrical set-ups and performance areas. Many of the back drops and screens require ballast anchors, some of which will be in zones where members of the…

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Stately Home Gardens renovation – Surrey Hills

Using: Ground Mats (GPRM) A client working through a range of landscaping projects within one large garden complex needed a mitigation for the sizes and types of plant and machinery that were to be required throughout the works. Plus an area for parking tradesmen vans was needed. Because the activity was moving around the site,…

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Marylin Monroe

Using: Ground Mats (GPRM) Client: Anonymous – Secret location – South East England It’s not every day that you get asked to move a 20th Century icon (in fact we do have some form of this as a longstanding client, The Green Oak Carpentry Company, worked with Paul de Moncheuax to build a timber sculpture…

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Concorde – London Heathrow

Using: 7.5m x 3m x 25mm AIR SIDE – Steel C/W Bevelled Edge and SALLY Airside During a period of exceptionally high winds, the relatively complete version of Concorde on the apron at LHR was actually trying to take off! Having had the mighty Olympus engines and a good deal of the engineering kit removed,…

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Big Bang at Battersea

Using: Demolition Grade Plates A client needed something to prevent debris from being scattered when their pyrotechnics devices were being detonated at a publicity stunt at Battersea’s iconic power station. The results ? Fire fighters were called to Battersea Power Station after a TV stunt caused concerns the historic building was alight. Flames were projected…

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Art or engineering?

Using: 2.5m x 1.25m x 20mm (8ft x 4ft x 3/4 inch) – Steel Art or engineering? Roadplatehire is very proud to have worked with Littlehampton Welding on this, one of their more  transcendental projects. We provided protection for the lawns and parc ferme areas in the form of some 2.5 x 1.25 x 20mm…

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