The Podium, otherwise known as Viewpoint is located in Battersea, south London just minutes from the river Thames. Each apartment benefits from a private Sapphire balcony or terrace giving residents much-needed outdoor space in this central location. The balconies arrived to site prefinished and ready for install, including the addition of spotlights neatly integrated into the soffits.
A key challenge on this project was the tight site location which had no room for storage. As a result, materials on site needed to be kept to a minimum. The site was also located in central London in a particularly high-traffic area. This meant logistics needed to be carefully considered so as not to disrupt the local area and ensure deliveries had easy access to site.
Due to the lack of storage space on site, Sapphire’s offsite manufacture was instrumental to the smooth running of site activities. The balconies we prefinished offsite in their factory and securely stored well ahead of the agreed delivery date. This meant when the balconies were needed on site they could be easily transported while the logistics team maintained close communication with those on site.
According to the build manager “the logistics were very good, they all arrived on time and on schedule and the lifting plan was very good”.
The speed of install was also very important to the site team due to the busy location of the site. The build manager was impressed by the speed and simplicity of the Glide-On™ system and commented “the install was really good, in 1 day we did 27 balconies”.
Step 1 - Ancon anchors were cast into the slab.
Step 2 - Cassette® balconies were preassembled offsite, including the balustrades, decking & soffits.
Step 3 - Cassette® balconies were transported with balconies ‘nested’ onto each pallet making transport both cost effective & safe. Balconies were pre-slung offsite ready for installation upon arrival.
Step 4 - Once lifted into position, the Cassettes® simply Glide-On™ to the pre-erected support arms, before completing the simple mechanical fixings and connecting the spotlights.
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