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Supporting our customers in creating iconic buildings and developments

Our Major Projects division has been designing and supplying temporary shoring equipment for basements and large civil engineering excavations for 10 years.

We have enhanced our range of hydraulic struts in this time to meet the high load and long span requirements of large propping schemes with our 1000 series struts able to support loads of up to 2500kN and span up to 45.0m. We are fully committed to supporting our customers throughout the planning, design and installation phases of a project.

Our manufacturing capability enables us to provide bespoke connection details to enable the use of our modular products in conjunction with permanent works elements. When combined with our complimentary tender design service, provided by experienced qualified engineers, our early supply chain involvement enables effective risk management of major excavation projects and provides practical, value engineered solutions.

Case Studies

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Waste Bunker at Earls Gate Energy Centre

Assistance was required at a major project site in Grangemouth, Scotland, to provide temporary support for safe access to complete ongoing progress made on a new waste bunker.
MGF became involved with the project after meeting with the contractor, Clugston Construction. Discussions took place surrounding the initial design and how external factors had the potential to affect the end scheme.
MGF Regional Sales Manager, Paul McVittie states:
‘We sat down with their designers and through numerous phone calls and meetings ...

On: 1 Nov, 2019By: MGF
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Case Study: University of Ulster, Belfast

Construction of the new multi-million-pound campus at the University of Ulster, Belfast, presented exciting challenges to MGF across several departments including research and development, design and engineering, manufacturing and the operational team who delivered the project from our Head Office in Wigan.
Working with a large specialist joint venture (SJV), MGF developed, designed and supplied a temporary works scheme comprising of 406UC waling beams and large spanning props to support the new retaining walls. The temporary works scheme allows construction ...

On: 10 Dec, 2018By: MGF
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Case Study – Chelsea Island Basement

The MGF Major Projects team provide a risk managed, professionally engineered temporary works solution for Midgard at Chelsea Island.

On: 21 Sep, 2016By: MGF
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Case Study – Vincent Square Basement Propping Project

Project: Vincent Square Basement Propping Project
Customer: Fairpoint Properties
Main Contractor: J Reddington Ltd

MGF were asked to design and supply temporary support to the basement of a development of 50 luxury apartments in the heart of Westminster. Support was required against the capping beam of the contiguous piled wall that would later form the basement car park. Temporary support to the face of the contiguous piles was also required at lower levels to allow construction of the basement ...

On: 24 Feb, 2016By: MGF
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Case Study – New Fetter Lane Basement

Project: Bespoke Modular Propping System for London Basement
Customer: Cantillon
Main Contractor: MACE Group

The 12 -14 New Fetter Lane Project was MGF’s first scheme to be designed using Eurocode 3 (EC3).
The modular propping system was used to support the bulk excavation of the 60m wide and 50m deep basement in central London, the challenge was due to the unusual excavation shape and the design criteria that complicated the build up to then move the props to site.
On: 24 Feb, 2016By: MGF

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