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BAM squeezes huge scaffold

5 Oct 11 More than 280,000 feet of galvanised tube, 12,000 scaffold boards and 90,000 assorted fittings were assembled to erect a huge birdcage scaffolding inside the new Events Venue at the Bluewater shopping centre near Dartford in Kent.

The £60m development, which opens next month, will provide a venue for exhibitions, concerts, fashion shows and other events at Bluewater.

The structure was shoe-horned between existing retail buildings and car parks. In some places there is less than 1cm between the external walls and the buildings next to it.

Main contractor for the project is BAM Construction, whose workforce manager Phil Manning said: “‘The complexities of this scaffold job show the quality of work that our scaffolders are capable of achieving.”

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