London commercial block reinvented with steel
Contractor named for Leicester City’s new training centre
Tuesday 21 May 2019
Essential Steelwork Design
2 day course
This course introduces the
concepts and principles of
steel building design, before
explaining in detail the
methods employed by
Eurocode 3 for designing
members in bending,
compression and tension.
Load combinations, frame
stability, brittle fracture and
connection design are also
Thursday 6 June 2019
Light Gauge Steel Design
This course introduces the
uses and applications of light
gauge steel in construction,
before explaining in detail the
methods employed by
Eurocode 3 for designing light
gauge steel members in
bending and compression and
calculation of section
properties. Specific design
issues related to the different
uses of light gauge steel are
Tuesday 11 June 2019
Why and How is BIM
Changing the Way We Work
This presentation will explain
why we are facing a digital
disruption with Building
methodologies in the
construction sector. It will
cover the main concepts, uses
and technologies changing the
Engineering practice and the
benefits of integrating them.
Wednesday 19 June 2019
The Use of Structural
Justification to Underpin
The seminar will cover the
legal and regulatory
framework that underpins
explosives licensing and will
be illustrated by practical case
studies with presentations
from the regulator, licence
holders and consultants.
Reaching a height of 72m, Winvic Construction has erected
two tower cranes that will reside in Coventry’s city-centre
skyline for the rest of the year as it continues to construct
UNINN Parkside Development Ltd’s luxury student
The steel-framed project will offer 502 ensuite rooms that
will be a mix of studio and cluster bedrooms constructed
within three towers of six-storeys, 13-storeys and 19-storeys.
Mark Jones, Winvic’s Director of Multi-room,
commented: “We have been working with UNINN Parkside
Development, a new client for Winvic, for the last 6 months,
refining the design and solving engineering challenges.
The arrival of the tower cranes on site marks an important
milestone on our programme when the people of Coventry
can begin to watch this six, 13 and 19-storey development
really take shape.”
Andrew Jamieson, Managing Director of UNINN
Parkside Development, added: “Winvic has been making
excellent progress on Parkside and their knowledge of citycentre,
high-rise developments is evident. Already there is a
buzz about Coventry’s next luxury student accommodation
provision and we look forward to welcoming students into
their new rooms in summer 2020. Together with Winvic,
we’re confident to exceed expectations.”
Caunton Engineering has been appointed to fabricate,
supply and erect the project’s steelwork.
Originally opened in 1997, the concrete-framed 1 Triton
Square in central London is being refurbished and enlarged
with three new upper levels and additional internal floor
space partially infilling an atrium.
The new nine-storey building is now centred around this
reconfigured atrium, which will provide links between floors
via internal feature staircases.
According to project structural engineer Arup, the
decision to use a steel-framed solution for the project’s new
additions was because the design needed to employ a
A range of innovative strengthening techniques for the
existing structure have also been employed, which has
resulted in almost doubling the internal area of the building.
Unusually for a concrete-framed structure, 1 Triton
Square’s original design contained four braced steel cores, one
in each corner. Each of the cores is being heightened up to the
top floor level with new steelwork.
Bracing has been replaced in the cores and where possible
the strengthening of existing steel columns has typically been
undertaken by welding steel plates to the existing UC
These plates have typically been positioned between the
flanges of the UC section, allowing the size of the columns to
remain largely unchanged while achieving a significant
increase in capacity.
Working on behalf of main contractor Lendlease, William
Hare is fabricating, supplying and erecting 1,920t of steelwork
for the project, which will complete in late 2020.
Tower cranes herald latest addition to Coventry’s skyline
Leicester City Football Club has appointed McLaren
Construction as the principal contractor to build its new
state-of-the-art training centre at the former Park Hill
Golf and Fishing Centre at Charnwood.
Blending into the landscape, the main building will
be partially underground and surrounded by 11 full-size
outdoor pitches, eight smaller pitches, five training grids
and two goalkeeping areas.
The indoor facilities include 35 bedrooms, a
hydrotherapy pool, rehabilitation facilities and dining
areas for the club’s academy and first team, as well as
administration offices and a media centre.
The centre will include a sports turf academy, to train
the next generation of grounds-people, and a 499-seat
mini-venue show pitch, so that the under-23 and under-18
teams can experience a match environment.
The centre’s main buildings will be steel-framed
structures and BHC will be fabricating, supplying and
erecting the project’s steelwork.
The project supports biodiversity in the area, with the
creation of 17 new ponds over 9,400m2, to attract wildlife
and help to manage surface water drainage. In addition,
38,000 new trees will be planted across more than 11
hectares of retained woodland, alongside 4.4 hectares
of new planting and landscaping and 14.6 hectares of
The centre is set to complete in mid-2020.
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