The 11m-long Kloeckner Westok plate beams cantilever over a substation, which could not be moved, and support six-storeys of new bedrooms.
“It is a very confined site with limited access and no margin for error. We had to install the beams on a Sunday morning as a road closure had to take place in order to get a crane in to do the lifting,” said James O’Hara of Fox Bros.
Kloeckner Westok’s Design Team Manager John Callanan added: “These monstrous 800kg/m plate beams with chunky 80mm flanges were ideally suited to our automated plate girder line.”
The steel package is due to be completed by November this year.