Three months and a raft of problem solving later, 8 leading operatives at Spectrum Window Cleaning have completed the final clean of the beautiful 23-storey glass fronted development, 25 Churchill Place, in Canary Wharf.
Also known as BP4, the new landmark signifies the completion of the original Canary Wharf master plan drawn up by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, construction of which began as far back as 1988. Over 25 years later and the new occupiers, European Medicines Agency and Ernst & Young, are starting to enjoy their new home and, thanks to a frankly dauntless Spectrum team, the sparkling vistas of London from 130 metres up.
Admiring the soaring glass exteriors and irregular angles it quickly becomes apparent that the potency and glamour of a design like this rests on rigorous standards as far as maintenance and cleaning are concerned. But how exactly do you undertake a project of such size and scope? This is where the Specialist Accessknowledge and experience of a company like Spectrum Window Cleaning is vital.
On questioning, Company founder and Managing Director Lucian Ivan, revealed that due to the access restrictions at the time, the job did in fact require some original design of their own; an innovative pole system that was designed to tackle a particularly difficult area on the south side of the building. It seems the method worked so well that competitors began to visit the site to photograph the pioneering setup, and enquire if it was available for purchase!
Unsurprisingly, the full range of more conventional styles of access were also employed throughout, includingAbseilers, Cradles, MEWPS and scaffold towers. Lucian went on to detail their approach, “a strategy for the job had to ensure the cost effective and most importantly, safe, completion of the final clean. Even with good weather conditions we had to take precautions with the wind because of the position of the building”.
Mr Ivan later went on to add, “the Spectrum team already miss the view! But we are all proud to have been able to put the finishing touch to such an incredible piece of London architecture”.
Notes to Editors
Spectrum Window Cleaning are a specialist London based commercial window cleaning company covering full range of specialist cleaning services; from high rise abseil window cleaning, to window cleaning from cradles, or to the latest reach and wash systems, which can now reach windows up to 82ft. Spectrum hold approved contractor status for safety system testing and installation as well as eye bolt testing, and certification.
The company covers both public and private sector buildings and has been instructed across schools, NHS buildings, housing associations, office / apartment blocks, shopping centres and retail units. Clients include Sainsbury’s, Iceland, Boots and other leading household brands and are experienced at delivering superior levels of client service and health safety.
For further information contact:
Spectrum Window Cleaning Ltd
7-10 Adam Street,