Milton Keynes Gallery Project

Built in 1999, MK Gallery has become an important fixture on the UK art world map, showcasing works by local, UK and international artists.

In 2014, 6a Architects won the tender to re-design and expand the gallery adapting existing spaces and creating new ones, such as the addition of three cinemas, a new café and bar and a brand new, state of the art learning centre.

Last year MK Scaffolding won the tender to provide scaffolding for the renovation and building work to be carried out at the gallery and since then has provided scaffold structures including; edge protection for roofs and temporary access staircases.

The expansion of the gallery is now well underway and the new improved version will be open to the public in March 2019.

Below are photos showing the part we’ve played in the building of the new gallery; one of Milton Keynes’ most important cultural landmarks.

Looking Ahead

After a very productive 2018, we’re building on our foundations, with plans for expansion and diversification in 2019.

With the political climate as it is, new markets are on our agenda; such as Oil Rigs, Power Stations, public transport and projects involving the removal of asbestos containing materials.  These new markets will require additional training and licences, which when accredited will make our operatives some of the best trained in the UK.

We’re expanding our base too and are currently looking for a viable yard in North London, from which to operate and so pick up more work in the capital.

2019 is the year we go paperless. We’ve invested in a new software; Smart Scaffolder Console which will automate our pricing and quotations, handovers and inspections, stock take, kit lists, plus has features that tell us the weight of the lorry required for each job.   We can also send customers 3D drawings of their proposed scaffold together with their quotation!

2019 will see us working more closely with the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) with whom we have established ties, as we intend to take on and train additional apprentice scaffolders.