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Sport steelwork. It has been on site since May The fin structure will act as a signpost for and erected approximately two-thirds of its the new paddock 1,200t steelwork package prior to this year’s Grand Prix, when the site was closed down (see left). Block one was the first section to be erect- ed along with its adjacent core, the largest of the structure’s cores. “We started at this end because this core will have all of the services for the media centre as well as hospitality zones,” says Stuart Bew, Senior Site Manager for Barrett Steel Buildings. “As there are more follow-on trades in this area it was important to get the steel up as early as possible.” The largest of the cores also took time to erect because of its complex configuration, as one side as three levels (block one) and the other only two, with a sloping roof above. To accommodate the varying floor levels Barrett has installed a number of column trees, with as many as seven beams connected to them. Steelwork then continued down the structure with block two being erected, followed by block four. After the Grand Prix hiatus, block three was subsequently erected by in-filling between the previously erected steelwork. “Again block four is slightly more complex as it has a bridge connecting the first floor with ground floor and it made sense to erect it early,” explains Mr Bew. The overall paddock steelwork programme, including a small adjacent steel framed energy centre was completed during September. The project is on schedule for its 2011 completion date, with the paddock and pit complex due to be used first for The structure's design mimics movement with next Spring’s Moto GP, followed by the big its peaks and troughs unveiling for the British Grand Prix in July. Head Office: 01708 522311 Fax: 01708 559024 Bolton Office: 01204 847089 Fax: 01204 848248 e-mail: sales@rainhamsteel.co.uk www.rainhamsteel.co.uk October 10 25NSC


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