50 & 20 Years Ago
20 Years Ago: Waterloo International trial roof erection
The successful trial erection of a bay of the roof for BR’s £120 million Waterloo International Terminal has been carried out at Wetherby, Yorkshire.
The first abseiling tests were successfully completed over the high-tech structure on Wednesday, 23 October. The roof, when erected on site, will be 400 metres in length and have 35 bays. Designed by architects Nicholas Grimshaw & Partners, the roof will be the crowning glory of the new terminal which will become the new ‘Gateway to Europe”. Structural Engineers are YRM Anthony Hunt & Associates, and steelwork contractors Westbury Tubular Structures plc.
The whole roof comprises two and a half acres of stainless steel and two acres of glass.
Taken from Steel Construction, December 1991.