Lightning Protection Projects

New American Embassy in London

A new piece of American soil here in London.

Client

B L Harbert International/Sir Robert McAlpine Joint Venture

Location

Nine Elms, London

Duration

200 Weeks

Value

£150,000
A new home for the the American Embassy has been completed in the Nine Elms area of London. With a project duration of almost 4 years, this has been a monumental feat of engineering, construction and security.

Lightning Protection and Earthing works needed to comply to both American and British Standards.

East Village N08, Stratford

Twin residential towers change the Stratford skyline

Client

Mace

Location

London

Duration

60 Weeks

Value

£60,000
The former 2012 Olympic Athletes Village, now known as East Village, was already home to more than 6,000 residents across 2,818 homes.

The first element of phase two involved building two towers rising to 30 and 26 storeys containing 482 flats on land next to Celebration Avenue and Victory Park.

Cuttings are proud to have worked with Mace on this exciting project.

20 Fenchurch Street, London EC3

Another new icon for the London skyline

Client

Canary Wharf Contractors / T.Clarke

Location

London

Duration

60 Weeks

Value

£40,000
20 Fenchurch Street is a commercial skyscraper in London that takes its name from its address on Fenchurch Street, in the historic City of London financial district. It has been nicknamed ‘The walkie-talkie’ because of its distinctive shape. Construction was completed in spring 2014, and the top-floor ‘sky garden’ was opened in January 2015. The 34-storey building is 160 m (525 ft) tall, making it the sixth-tallest building in the City of London and the 12th tallest in London.

Nordic Data Centre

The cloud gets bigger - but it really does have a silver lining

Client

Undisclosed

Location

Finland

Duration

100 Weeks

Value

Undisclosed
We have been awarded another phase of what is an immense development and which sees Cuttings extend its international presence.

Our specialist skills and experience in both lightning protection and electrical earthing have given our client a confidence that couldn’t be gained from local contractors and that confidence has brought the reward of further works.

Wimbledon Tennis Club

Serving an ace

Client

AELTC

Location

Wimbledon, London, SW19

Duration

Ongoing

Value

£250,000
It was in 1985 when lightning struck Centre Court during the televised tournament and hit the metal racket of Jimmy Connors. The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) were rightly concerned and contacted their building contractor for help. Cuttings received the call and were on site the following morning to review their protection and we’ve looked after them every year since.

The world famous site has been extensively developed in the years since and Cuttings have been involved at every stage.

We’re very proud of our relationship with the AELTC and we wish them every success for the future.

Windsor Castle – Round Tower

Protecting our heritage

Client

Emcor

Location

Windsor, Berkshire

Duration

30 Weeks

Value

£25,000
A project requiring meticulous planning and agreement to ensure that the heritage issues were properly dealt with before works began.

To ensure the maximum life expectancy possible for the conductor installation, the client specified lead covered copper conductor tape with specialist fixings which brought special challenges in terms of access and installation.

This iconic tower can be seen for miles around, but its lightning protection is carefully hidden from view.

Royal Botanic Gardens - Kew

A breath of fresh air

Client

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Location

London & Wakehurst, Sussex

Duration

80 Weeks

Value

£550,000
The contrast of working at Kew Gardens compared to the frenzy of modern construction projects could not have been more acute. Our works were to assess the need for protection to all buildings, and to undertake the installations where necessary.

At Kew we were principal contractor and undertook all activities in relation to our works, including all specialist access, builders work and surge protection installation.

With the gardens open to the public 7 days a week, our activities had to be carefully planned to ensure the safety of the public and to minimise disruption to our clients business.

London 2012: The Olympic Stadium

The eyes of the world were on this project

Client

Sir Robert McAlpine / T.Clarke

Location

London

Duration

60 Weeks

Value

£50,000
Working to an absolute end date and to a rigid budget, the installation of Lightning Protection and Earthing Systems was completed ahead of time and on budget.

Our works at the Olympic Park also included Lightning Protection Systems to the Athletes Village, Aquatics Centre, Basketball Arena, Water Polo Arena, Energy Centres, Hockey Pitches and several other temporary sites in and around London.

Arundel Cathedral

Divine intervention

Client

Arundel Cathedral

Location

Arundel, Sussex

Duration

220 Weeks

Value

£50,000
As part of a phased renovation of the exterior of this wonderful building, Cuttings installed a comprehensive external Lightning Protection System.

A structure of this nature requires particular care in the choice of materials used and the consideration that the conductor system is meant to protect the building, not spoil it’s appearance. Close liaison with the client’s architects was of utmost importance.

Newfoundland Tower, Canary Wharf, London

Living the high life

Client

Canary Wharf Contractors

Location

London

Duration

140 weeks

Value

£55,000
With innovative architecture, elegant cladding design and panoramic views across Canary Wharf, the river Thames and the City of London, Newfoundland is one of the capital’s most desirable places to live.

Cottonmill Spa, Sopwell House, St. Albans, Hertfordshire

Luxury relaxation in a beautiful spa hotel

Client

Swiftline Engineering

Location

St. Albans, Hertfordshire

Duration

40 weeks

Value

£8,000
Set in 12 acres of Hertfordshire countryside, Sopwell lies at the fringes of the Roman market town of St Albans. This grand Georgian mansion has been extended to incorporate Cottonmill Spa, with saunas, relaxation rooms, an indoor-out hydropool and a high-tech gym.

Southbank Place, London, SE1

London’s Southbank receives a transformation

Client

Canary Wharf Contractors

Location

London, SE1

Duration

200 weeks

Value

£300,000
A mix of offices, homes and retail space with open public areas, on the South Bank of the River Thames. The well-known Shell Centre Tower remains as the centrepiece of the site. The Tower is complemented by eight new buildings, with 530,000 sq ft of office space, along with around 48,000 sq ft retail units, restaurants and cafés, accompanied by almost 900 new homes.

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