Scaffolding experts Hardy Access Services have played a key role in the hit TV show Ninja Warrior, for the 3rd year running. The family run Lancashire firm were tasked to design and construct a huge 23m tall structure for the replica mountain ‘Mount Midoriyama’ for the finale of the show. It is believed to be a mighty test of strength, speed and courage as described by the producers, whilst only the best contestants make it through to the end to face the mountain climb.
Paul Hardy, managing director of the company based in Burnley, said that while it is great to be working on a show, creating the structure in time proved a challenge. He said: “The obstacles become progressively more difficult, with only the best contestants getting through to the final challenge — to scale ‘Mount Midoriyama’. “It was a great order to land but we only had five working days to commission the design from structural engineers, order the materials and then build it in time for the filming at Manchester Central.”
Mr Hardy added: “We are usually outside in all weathers, refurbishing historic buildings. It was great to prove we have the expertise to design and build something like this so quickly.”