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Weekend closures help dance studio work

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Main contractor Killby & Gayford lifted a total of 24 Metsec beams into position during two weekend road closures at The Place, home of the London Contemporary Dance School.

“The central London site is very congested and the only way of getting the steelwork on to the roof was by closing a nearby road for our mobile crane,” said Keith Fallwell, Killby & Gayford Project Manager.

The £760,000 project will provide two new dance studios to the existing building by adding a new fifth floor level. A 35t capacity Kato mobile crane was used to lift the 7m-long Metsec beams, which were used to form the dance studio’s new roof. The steelwork for the structural frame of the extension was also lifted into position and erected during the road closures.

Killby & Gayford started on site in June and work is expected to be complete by the end of the year.

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