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Helping London underground project run on time

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Armstrong’s Orcal Plank ceiling was specified to fulfil all four projects simultaneously, with all products supplied meeting ‘section 12’ compliance, the fire rating for underground projects. Approx 2500m2 of the Fastrak plank system, with some custom C-profiles, made to measure bulkheads, special cut outs and speaker bezels were supplied by CPD and installed by Orange Apple. The Fastrak system has low smoke fleece and the planks can be hung vertically within the system for access.CPD Distribution’s Southwark branch, Armstrong and Orange Apple worked in partnership to supply four London Underground stations on the East London line. Based on an agreed uniting theme, the stations at Shoreditch, Hoxton, Haggerston and Dalston, were given the flexibility to pursue individual designs.

Armstrong also developed a Fastrak Security clip, to hold down planks and prevent unauthorised access. This security clip has also been used on other London Underground projects.

CPD Southwark were instrumental in the simultaneous timed deliveries to the four sites, to meet the very tight schedules laid down by the Carillion and Balfour Beatty joint venture, particularly in the run up to the hand over.


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Products Used: Orcal Q Clip and Orcal Plank