2014-02-03 Harsco Helps Historic Landmark Take On New Appearance

Harsco Infrastructre has helped an important community project in Sheffield to take on a whole new look by providing its Cuplok® scaffolding access. This has allowed the city’s Portland Works building complex to refurbish its main entrance as part of a wider process of renovation and improvement.

Built in 1877, Portland Works is one of the earliest surviving examples of integrated metal-trading complexes. In 1914 this Grade II* listed building became the  first place in the world to manufacture stainless steel cutlery, and today it provides a home for a wide range of small craft, innovation and creative arts businesses. “The entrance of the building was in need of urgent work to repair the stone pillars and archway, as well as the roof and guttering,” says Nicola  Wilson, Chair of Portland Works Little Sheffield Ltd.

“This is an historic building and an important part of Sheffield’s industrial heritage so we were delighted to be able to help out by providing Cuplok® scaffolding to the project.” says Harsco’s Commercial Director David White. “Cuplok® is a fully galvanised, steel system scaffold which is designed for general access, shoring and vertical load support applications, so it was ideal for the Portland Works project.”

“We're grateful to Harsco for providing the scaffolding for the portico repairs,” adds Nicola. “With their assistance we’ve made the entrance area safe and given it a new sign plus a smart new appearance to welcome our visitors.”

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