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The Glazing of Glass Wharf

Mainline Hire

The city of Bristol is gradually regenerating, especially in the old docklands area known as Temple Quay.  Glass Wharf is a south facing waterside promenade with more than its fair share of fashionable bars, cafes and restaurants.  It also provides aspirational office space for many businesses and a great environment for local people to enjoy.

A major improvement project is underway as one of the impressive glass sided buildings needs to be completely re-glazed.  The work is being carried out by The Glazing Face, an expert glazing solutions provider catering specifically for commercial, industrial and public service buildings.

Mainline Access & Training have supplied specialist access equipment required to carry out the delicate work.  One of Mainline’s 25 metre scissor lifts provides the perfect working platform for the workforce as they painstakingly replace each and every individual pane of glass on the massive building.  There are very few machines in the UK that can provide this degree of access and The Glazing Face needed to get to work quickly.  Mainline’s rapid response meant that the project was able to start promptly as required.

“After winning the works at Glass Wharf, Bristol, our client, Balfour Beatty, wanted us to have a prompt start.  There seemed to be a shortage of suitable equipment in the UK at the time and we were badly let down by our existing MEWP supplier on more than one occasion.  We were contacted by Lee Bodfield (National Sales Manager at Mainline Access & Training) who asked if he and Mainline could help.  The service has been impeccable and a machine was delivered to site within a couple of weeks of our first discussions.  After being on site for about a week, our client wanted a second team to start on another part of the building and again, Lee has provided a prompt service and a machine promised in a week.  Excellent service so far and looking forward to a long relationship with Mainline”.

Phil Everitt
The Glazing Face