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ROSTEK-UK Scales New Heights

Rostek-UK, which specialises in designing and installing fall protection and facade access systems, has completed the installation of a unique climbing monorail system for two powered cradles around the perimeter of Pioneer Point in London.

The 33 and 25 storey residential towers stand 113.3m and 91.3m high and when complete will give residents spectacular views across the City, Canary Wharf and the Olympic Stadium.

The £200,000 contract, which was awarded by main contractors, London and Regent Construction, required the working at height specialist to deliver a system that would enable full access to the buildings’ 17,200m2 of facades. The system also had to negotiate a number of right angle bends and a vertical section.

This was achieved using a monorail that runs externally around the perimeter of both buildings, which is supported by a number of steel stub columns connected to perimeter steel set at a 28 degree pitch. Running along the monorail will be two of Rostek’s self-hoisting cradles.

Due to the steep slopes of the roofs, Rostek-UK has also developed an abseil system to allow rope access technicians access to the roof for periodic maintenance of the monorail brackets.

Architectural project manager for London and Regent Construction, Gary Royston, has been impressed with Rostek-UK.

“Rostek-UK was recommended to me and I can understand why, as the company has been totally professional throughout the contract”, he said.

“We have worked extremely well with the designers, who were quick to provide the right solutions for the scheme. Additionally, the installation and back up service was excellent, and if any problems developed they were on-site straight away to sort them out.”

Sales and marketing director of Rostek-UK, John Hepworth is delighted with the feedback.

“Although my colleagues have been in the industry a long time, Rostek-UK is less than two years old. It is therefore great to be recommended in the first place and then to hear such fabulous comments on completion of the project.

“Much of the business is based on reputation and by continuing to deliver to standards that exceed client expectations we will attract even more high profile projects such as Pioneer Point.”

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