Chestnut Products was approached by BAM Nuttall to help with the design and installation of hoarding systems for several of the Crossrail sites across London, including Oxford Street, Stratford and Bond Street.
This provided a major challenge, because post foundations could not be dug due to the large quantity of shallow buried services beneath Londons roads and pavements. To overcome this, the company worked alongside BAM Nutall to develop a portable concrete block system, which ensures the hoardings have a high resistance to windload and traffic strikes.
The end result was a smart hoarding system, which gives both the sites and the public the protection they need. It is also flexible enough to be adapted to suit any site that Crossrail develops.