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Formwork construction JLP01_08_073399e Featured 16 Mar 2022 Image

Formwork construction JLP01_08_073399e

Restell Close, Greenwich,
Greater London. A Sectra block of nurses flats under construction on Restell Close, with the steel formwork in place for the next storey to be built.
This residential block for nurses was one of three 10-storey, H-shaped blocks, built by Laing's Construction Company for the South-East Metropolitan Regional Hospital Board, using the Sectra system. The flats were built on a high point just off Vanbrugh Hill with views over Greenwich, Deptford and the River Thames, providing self-contained flats of three and four rooms for nurses who worked at Greenwich Hospital. The blocks were named Jenner House, Lister House and Norfolk House. In 2007, two of the blocks were demolished and Norfolk House was reclad and subsequently renamed Leamington Court.
Sectra was a French prefabricated steel formwork design for flats which John Laing and Son Ltd acquired the British rights to in 1962. It was a method of using precision made
steel formwork for the placing of structural concrete in tunnel sections in room unit widths and ceiling heights. The units were bolted together in rows on special tracks, with the concrete poured to form the walls and floors in one operation. The formwork was internally heated to accelerate the hardening of the concrete in the mould and the sections were then lifted into position by a tower crane on the construction site

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Tower top JLP01_09_871160 Featured 16 Mar 2022 Image

Tower top JLP01_09_871160

SEVERN BRIDGE, M48, AUST, SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE. A Laing worker standing on a platform at the top of the Aust tower of the Severn Bridge while shielding his eyes from the sun.
The original design and construction of the Severn Bridge had under estimated the increased volume of traffic since its completion in 1966 and whilst built to last 120 years it was found to require remedial work after just 20. Laing Industrial Engineering & Construction won the £29.5m contract from the Department of Transport and strengthening work on all elements of the structure began in May 1987. The project was completed in April 1990 in the same year that Laing jointly won the contract for the construction of the second Severn Crossing that would take the traffic pressure off the first bridge and extend its lifespan even further.
The photograph was taken during strengthening work undertaken by Laing. It was published in the December 1990 issue of Team Spirit, the Laing company newsletter. The view shows the deck of the bridge below stretching out towards the South Wales landscape

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Bricklaying JLP01_08_087537 Featured 16 Mar 2022 Image

Bricklaying JLP01_08_087537

Royal Scot Hotel, King's Cross Road, Islington, Greater London. Bricklayers at work building the interior walls of the Royal Scot Hotel during its construction.
Construction of the seven-storey Royal Scot Hotel at Percy Circus began in 1970. The structure was built of loadbearing brickwork in order to avoid a chain reaction in the case of wall collapse due to fire or explosion. Large quantities of bricks were therefore needed, which were delivered from Woodside Brickworks in Norwood and the Redland brick company in Horsham. The topping out ceremony was held on 23rd March 1972 and the hotel was officially opened on 14th November 1972. When it opened, the hotel had just fewer than 350 bedrooms, each with a private bathroom, as well as a restaurant, coffee shop, cocktail bar and lounge bar, a functions suite, and car park

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