Natural History Museum

Brogan Group undertook the complex access requirements for the Natural History Museum's recent Darwin Centre 2 Project for the principal contractor, HBG Construction. 

The design of this £78 million research centre was carried out by the Danish firm, C.F.Møller Architects. This new cocoon shaped wing will house the 20 million plant and animal specimens currently held by the museum curators.

The scope of supply incorporated a fully boarded Cuplok independent scaffold, which was cantilevered and bridged to follow the eight-storey building's cocoon shaped contours, which is the largest structure of its type in the UK.

The scaffold was designed to work with various trades during the construction phase of the cocoon and installation of the curtain walling, as shown in the main picture.

The setting out of the scaffold boarded levels from the main support structure was critical to ensure the finished polished plaster could be accurately applied evenly over the sloping and curved façade.