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PTSG completes 10 yearly inspection at London offices

Premier Technical Services Group (PTSG) has completed a 10 yearly inspection at a busy business premises in London.

The group’s South Suspended Access division carried out inspections of the Holding Down Units (HDUs) on the external equipment at 133 Houndsditch in the capital.

Due to the noise levels involved with carrying out the works and to minimise the disruption caused to users of the building, PTSG had to be on site outside of normal working hours.

Scott Hawtrey, divisional director at PTSG, said: “The 10 yearly inspection at 133 Houndsditch involves breaking open the concrete plinths that hold the track to the roof – this has to be carried out on five per cent of the total number of units – so that the team can expose the fixings and make sure they are in good condition and are still safely holding the equipment down.

The whole process involves removing the track, breaking open the units with a cango to expose the fixings, photographing the fixings – these then get held on site and sent to the insurance inspector for their records, re-concrete the fixings and, when set, fix the track back on and retest.”

The recipient of a recent £21.5m refurbishment fund, 133 Houndsditch has a grand reception area with an impressive limestone wall while the 5th floor offices have a bright and minimalist design.

The location offers immediate access to a multitude of finance organisations as well as local markets and outstanding landmarks like the Gherkin, which is also viewable from the south-facing offices.

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