Viacom / MTV Roof Access Walkways Project

Viacom International Media Networks UK & Ireland represent 20 channels that offer the very best in music, comedy and kids programming through its MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon brands. The brands have been market leaders across the three primary genre groups for more than 10 years, reaching 22.9 million homes through SKY, cable and Freeview.

 The Project

 At Viacom’s UK HQ and studios in Camden, London, air handling plant is located across the peaks and valleys of the original “north light” roof, which made maintenance access across the roof slow and unsafe. Viacom’s consultants designed and issued a tender for the provision of a system of fabricated steel walkways, access gantries, ladders and stairs to create continuous, safe access routes to all areas. ECEX tendered successfully for the works.

The Solution

 The ECEX Mechanical team carried out the necessary re-configuration of the chilled water pipework, then our Fabrication Division pre-assembled the new pre-fabricated steelwork at ground level allowing it to be craned up to the roof in ten metre long gantry sections, which were then fixed into situ and laid with GRP gritted non-slip grating surfaces.  Lastly the Mechanical team re-instated the trace heating and insulation. All work was completed on-budget and on-programme, without disruption to the client’s 24/7 operations.


 Dave Bennett, Viacom’s Director of Planning & Design wrote “thank you to the team that erected the steelwork and platforms. They are a credit to your company; at all times they conducted themselves and their work in a very professional manner, finished on time and we are very happy with their work”. Replying to this very positive feedback, ECEX Managing Director John Grenville, said “through meticulous management and excellent training and safety culture, 100% client satisfaction is the outcome we always aim to achieve, so I’m delighted that we’ve done so again on this project and I shall most certainly ensure your praise is passed on to all our site personnel and admin staff”.

ECEX survey, design, manufacture and install bespoke and off-the-shelf access safety solutions, including:

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