Balfour Beatty Utilise SafeStand® to deliver £11.6m Willow Walk Development.

15/07/2014 – Construction works by Balfour Beatty have commenced on the Willow Walk development for Southwark Council in the London Borough of Southwark.  Southwark council has pledged to build 11,000 new homes over the next 30 years to address the high demand and short supply of affordable houses in the borough.

The Progressive Group have been awarded the masonry package for this development and are using the SafeStand® 800 system to provide a working platform to build the internal blockwork walls. SafeStand® Ltd have been working alongside The Progressive Group for a number of years providing working platforms on numerous Balfour Beatty projects and other leading main contractors throughout London.

Balfour Beatty will produce 75 new, affordable homes of which 21 will be for social rent comprising; eight one-bedroom homes, eight two-beds and five three-beds including two wheelchair units on the ground floor, complete with private gardens, bicycle storage and a communal courtyard. Balfour Beatty will also create a new street through the development complete with car parking, cycle racks and refuse facilities.

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