30th July 2018
The Gorilla Team were in London this weekend for the Prudential RideLondon event and we were tasked with building a structure on Waterloo Bridge that turned cyclists through 180 degrees. The build-up and take-out times are always challenging but our 10 person crew hit every timing mark, leaving the cyclists to enjoy the day.
Gorilla’s MD, Andy Gregorek explains, “On Waterloo Bridge the installation started at 07:00 and was completed by 08:30, requiring meticulous planning. After the event finished at 16:00, we removed all structures and materials from site, and the road reopened to traffic within 25 minutes.”
The turnaound was one of two projects delivered on the day.
Over at Green Park, we were working with Buxton Water to recreate iconic landmarks from the Peak District Town, these featured as part of mountain bike trials event and were designed to present a challenging course as well as promoting Buxton Water.
“Green Park has restricted access and timings are quite tight with only 2 days to build all of the structures and 6 hours to de-rig. Some of the structures were sizeable – the viaduct was 18m long, 4m wide and 4m high, all steadied with 8 tons of ballast. This year we introduced an new log section and the event saw a number of top international athletes competing,” concluded Gregorek.