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Royal Wolf Provides Safe Passage for Townsville Residents

Royal Wolf provided safe passage for Townsville residents during the construction of the nine-level Ergon Energy leased office tower, on busy Flinders Street. The 50 metre long containerised walkway or hoarding, was independently engineered and certified with a slip resistant floor and internal lighting, critical for 24 hour a day safety.

A first for Townsville, the hoarding meets North Queensland’s strict safety and cyclone category requirements and was assembled using seven 20ft containers from Royal Wolf’s worksite range. The hoarding was anchored in place using a number of two tonne concrete blocks designed to include a vehicle access point for trucks.

The Royal Wolf worksite range has the flexibility to adapt to site requirements. In this case the hoardings were delivered and fully installed in under 40 hours, with only one lane closure required and minimal disruption to the city.

Hutchinson Builders had used Royal Wolf’s worksite solutions range on the adjacent Verde project, because they needed a strong, secure and cost-effective solution that provided a flat roof to safely support scaffolding.

Royal Wolf hoardings are readily available and made from modified containers, meaning they can be quickly, easily and efficiently installed in a number of configurations with minimal disruption to the construction process and the local community.

“The containerised hoarding solution not only protects pedestrians, it also protects the build team working in the scaffolding above,” saysJeff Miller, Project Manager from Hutchinson Builders.

Royal Wolf’s Queensland Business Development Executive - Building and Construction, Wayne Faulkner, says, “Royal Wolf hoardings are ideal for this type of construction as they are immediately available and come with a certified 10 KPa rating. They can be modified and configured in a variety of ways which makes the design, delivery and installation process faster and more cost effective.

“As Australasia’s largest supplier of shipping containers, we can provide a range of safe and secure construction site essentials, including gantries, hoardings, ablution blocks, site offices, first aid rooms, change rooms, lunch rooms and material storage units.”

Royal Wolf continues to lead the way in the hire, purchase and modification of containers to solve a wide range of challenges for customers across many industries.