The Challenge Was Set

Working on the Olympic Stadium Transformation project for main contractors Balfour Beatty, PHD Group developed the innovative use of chains to hang the supporting scaffolding beam work to erect “scaffolding pods” using the Layher Allround® Lightweight system. By implementing the use of chains to hang the supporting beam work saved the client the need to use over 250,000 scaffold fittings and guaranteed a safer working environment for all operatives working on the Olympic Stadium Project.

The £4 million contract was delivered using over 480 tonnes of Layher in the erection of the “Sky Pods” which provided contractors a fabrication workshop environment, allowing the strengthening to be carried out regardless of external weather conditions.

With stadium being chosen as a RUGBY WORLD CUP 2015 venues and deadlines looming, PHD Group erected and dismantled the structures all within 25 weeks - on time as per to schedule and budget.

PHD / Overlay Events

PHD Group of Companies is head quartered in the UK but works globally on projects headed up by specialists from our PHD Access and bespoke events division - Overlay Events.

Our major projects include stadia, infrastructure and live events:

  • Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games - Temporary access ramps and steps to all venues and Temorary Host Broadcast TV Studio Build
  • London 2012 Olympic Games - Official Supplier for structural Event Overlay
  • Kings Cross Station - Support structure to largest atrium and largest geometric roof in Europe
  • Houses of Parliament - Highest temporary roof and largest freestanding structure (170m) to be installed in the UK
  • Marylebone Station - Largest rolling roof in Europe
  • The Atlantis Hotel (Dubai & Bahamas) - Worlds largest cradle contract
  • Palm Dubai - 5,000 sqm of 6kN stage deck built in under 60 hours

For more information contact:

Garreth Hannon - Stadia and Access

Andy Clark - Event Overlay and Broadcast

PHD Group have recently moved into new UK headquarters:

54 Oxford Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB9 4DJ, UK.          Tel: +44(0)1895 813 627

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