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Steelwork contractor Taunton Fabrications has completed its work for Bouygues at the University of Bath’s new School of Management building, which has included the erection of a steel-framed atrium.

“Due to the tolerances and temporary works, the top truss for the atrium had to be built offsite and was over 17m-long and weighed 6t,” said Taunton Fabrications Sales and Commercial Director Chris Sampson.

“It was transported to site with a police escort and it was one of the most challenging projects we have done.”

The University of Bath is investing £70M in this landmark building. The new facility will add over £240M of value to the local economy of Bath & North East Somerset over 25 years.

The building will feature an open layout to enable joint working to flourish, supporting the School’s core philosophies of ‘engagement, education and collaboration’ and inspiring partnerships between students, academics across the University, and corporate partners.

The intention is to foster entrepreneurial thinking that develops a vibrant ecosystem of inspiration, initiation and acceleration to establish the School of Management as an anchor point in the local and regional business community.

Taunton Fabrications has also erected steelwork for the building’s pavilion taking the company’s total steel package up to 110t.

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