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Soffit on show

SGB's GASS shoring system is being used by John Doyle Construction to achieve the highest quality concrete soffit finish for Canon's landmark new HQ building being constructed by Wates in Reigate, Surrey.

SGB Formwork and John Doyle have worked together to design a bespoke system for forming unusual, deep elliptical, fair-faced soffits for the 12,000m2, three storey building.

Unique design of the soffits has eliminated the need for suspended ceilings and air conditioning in some parts of the building. The high quality concrete finish of the soffit face itself forms the ceilings while a coffered profile channels warm air from lower office areas into the atria which naturally expels circulated air to the outside.

The high leg load capacity of GASS enables it to cope with far heavier loads than traditional shoring systems and is ideal, says SGB, for supporting unusual forms. The GASS tables are coping with the 90kN to 120kN loads at the Canon site with no deflection.

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