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not requiring anyone to enter the box. The aesthetics of the bridge was maintained by painting the external areas offsite.” With critical elements such as cambers, bearing positions and cross beams with faying surfaces, a full trial erection ensured all elements fitted together before going to site. In more ‘typical’ steel construction projects, Jamestown has supplied plate girders to projects like Farringdon Station, the Olympic Stadium, Reading Station redevelopment, Blackburn Bus Station, and St James’ Square just to name a few. Mr Fortune says: “With our plate girders there is almost infinite flexibility in design which can help reduce costs and have a broader offering in cell positions and beam depths.” In the port and crane sector, Jamestown applies its high-end welding skills to the manufacture of lightweight crane legs and tapered box girders. “These items demand very specialist knowledge and experience, and are complex due to light gauge plate being used,” says Aidan Clear, Jamestown’s Production Manager. Correct fit-up is essential on these large items with such tight tolerances so a full trial fit is completed and checked with laser trackers. Highways is a relatively new sector for Jamestown, having just completed under subcontract a significant bridge scheme involving three separate bridges on the A30 in Cornwall. Our client was delighted,” says Richard Wigglesworth, Jamestown’s Project Manager, “with bridge lifts fitting perfectly onto bearings and each lift being completed ahead of schedule.” The Future Jamestown’s commitment towards development and growth within the steel sector is clear. “There is plenty of room for those who offer a quality product, and have the resources and capability to go beyond the industry norm,” says Mr Creggan. “We feel that although the market is mature, there is still a level of acceptance of existing practices which needs to be challenged. “Clients can benefit from being given more options than they have perhaps been offered to date. We see that with a Steel for Life: Headline Sponsor broadening of knowledge of design and manufacturing processes, clients can come to understand the options available to them.” Jamestown’s move into the area of beam design has been coupled with a greater level of value engineering with client and contractor engineers and managers. ‘This has been very successful so far and the benefits of this collaboration have been shown in terms of cost savings across projects in recent years.,” says Mr Creggan. “This was evident in the steelwork for the new stand at Leicester Tigers where specific plate thicknesses and lengths were rolled to reduce the overall weight and eliminate waste.” Mr Creegan concludes: “We will continue to grow our presence in the UK market and look forward to growth across all the sectors in which we operate. No doubt there will be challenges, but with the mix of people and the experience within our organisation, Jamestown looks optimistically to the years ahead.” Jamestown Cladding & Profiling Ltd is a headline sponsor of Steel for Life. Jamestown delivers components for infrastructure projects NSC 11 July/Aug 16 A new facility allows the company to trial assemble large structures


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