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Steel rises on Oxfordshire science project

July 13, 2017 by NSC in News
The latest project at the prestigious Harwell Science Campus in Oxfordshire has started to take shape.

Known as the Harwell Facilities Building, it will provide specialist support space allowing researchers to test and commission new scientific equipment for use on the campus and around the world.

Steelwork is being fabricated, supplied and erected by Hambleton Steel, working on behalf of main contractor Willmott Dixon.

A total of 900t of steel is required for the project and this includes a series of large toblerone-shaped tubular cambered roof trusses, fabricated and delivered in three sections.

Procured through Scape Group’s major works framework, Willmott Dixon is working with Oxford architects, Clarke Nicholls Marcel and AECOM to complete the facility by spring 2018.

Willmott Dixon was appointed by the Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC) for a £23.7M contract to build the Harwell Facilities Building.

Peter Owen, Managing Director of Willmott Dixon in the Midlands said: “It’s less than two years after the company completed the RAL Space facility for STFC, also a steel-framed structure at the Harwell Science Campus. We are delighted to be back working with STFC.”

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