Hull-based JLP Scaffolding has been awarded the scaffolding contract on the high-profile renovation of the city’s Holy Trinity Minster, formerly Holy Trinity Church, following a competitive three-way tender.
The contract sees JLP, which is only in its second year of trading, providing scaffolding to aid both internal and external renovations.
Jordan Precious, JLP Scaffolding’s managing director, said: “I’m extremely proud of the 20-strong team that’s been working on this project since it started in November last year. It’s a complicated contract due to the delicate nature of the building but we’ve worked hard to solve any issues that have cropped up along the way.”
Scaffolding has been erected to be freestanding and allow access to the external fascias. Then, additional structures have been created to allow access to the roof. Internally, the scaffolding had to be built around the building’s existing columns because the floor in some locations is only four inches thick – crypts are located underneath.
Half the building has remained in use throughout the renovation works so a secondary structure has also been created to allow for the erection of a screen to stop dust and debris affecting day-to-day operations.
Mr Precious added: “With Hull being the UK’s current city of culture, there’s a buzz in the area and we’re proud to be part of that by securing this contract. The client, Houlton, has been delighted with our work to date and we’re looking forward to working with them on more exciting projects in the future.”