Draper house, Elephant & Castle, London SE1 6SX
Job cost
Scaffold size
square meters
40 weeks
Texo provided the scaffold hire for Draper House, a grade 2 listed, 25 story residential tower at the heart of the Draper Estate in South London. The project consisted of renewing the external gas supply to all the residential properties.

With an occupied residential building like Draper House, special consideration was needed to ensure resident’s safety as well as maintaining the living environment with major works of this scale taking place.

Texo, in partnership with GH Preston, took enormous care in the planning and execution of the scheduled work, ensuring residents and businesses within the estate were able to function normally. You can read about residents’ early concerns in an article that appeared in London The Evening Standard.

The substantial scaffold designs and grounds at the base of the building threw up potential problems for traders and businesses. The need for large-scale scaffold beams directly over properties – while not closing them down – could have impacted on trade and deterred customers.

Creating and maintaining a dialogue with the businesses was key to keeping everyone happy and the work on schedule. The erection of illuminated temporary signage for the affected traders was just one was we were able to minimalise the impact on trading conditions.

"Draper House has been a challenging project that has needed a hands-on approach. Working with GH Preston at every stage, I am happy to report that we were able to rise to those challenges and keep everyone happy and to supply the scaffolding as our clients required."
Danny Kaufmann
Texo Contracts Manager


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