CLIENT: Millbank



Using PLETTAC Metrix system in one of London’s busiest areas

TRAD Scaffolding Contractors (‘TRAD’) has completed the erection stage of work on 9 Millbank, a central London development managed by St Edwards Homes. 

The company was engaged by the client late last year to provide the complete scaffolding package for the development of the former government-owned building.

The original building was partly demolished, and the remaining Grade II listed section is currently being refurbished. Phase 2 of the works is a new build section which retains the traditional look of the existing building and is set to become a highly desirable luxury residential centrepiece within our client’s portfolio. Gracing the banks of the river Thames at the heart of historic Westminster, the stunning location has The Houses of Parliament, Westminster Cathedral and Big Ben within its gaze.

TRAD Scaffolding has recently completed the refurb and new build elements of the project, in a contract worth more than £2m, using its own highly adaptable and impressive Plettac Metrix system scaffold. Working to strict deadlines and in one of the busiest locations in London the team worked around the clock to quickly deliver a stunning looking scaffold envelope incorporating some 2000 tons of brand-new equipment. The on-site team, led by senior Black Hat foreman Scaffolder Nigel Garner, worked very closely with our design team, TRAD contracts management and the client to deliver the scaffold safely and to a very precise and high standard.

TRAD Scaffolding Managing Director Peter McShane said: “I have visited the site regularly during the build process and I have to say every time I’ve approached the project the scaffold has stood out aesthetically. The team has done a great job here and they should all be hugely proud.”

TRAD, with the support of the St Edwards Homes team, has also taken the opportunity to introduce several apprentices – male and female – along the way. Closely managed by our site team they have made very positive contributions and have experienced working on a large and important development project. 

Peter McShane added: “St Edwards Homes has been very supportive of our apprentices being involved in the project. They recognise that these young people are the future of our industry and I’ve been really pleased with the progress I have seen from our apprentices on site.”

With a large proportion of this project delivered during Covid lockdowns the team has maintained programme safely, within budget and been fully aware of the health and wellbeing of its own team, other teams on-site and the general public. Dismantle is due to start shortly and the TRAD team are all looking forward to seeing the full reveal over the coming months.