Road closures keep the steel going up
Working on behalf of main contractor ISG, steelwork contractor Bourne Steel has erected 615t of steel and installed 5,600m² of holorib decking for the project.
Steelwork was completed during a 17 week programme. Bourne Steel Project Manager, Chris Page, said the job was logistically challenging because of the tight site.
“ISG had permission to close Lime Street every day from 10am to 6pm and this enabled us to bring steel to site and unload. Without the road closure the job would have been extremely difficult as Lime Street is very narrow with little passing space.”
The size of loads and the number of pieces had to be coordinated by Bourne Steel as the site has no lay-down area for materials. “We sometimes erected the steelwork directly from the truck,” added Mr Page.
One on site tower crane erected all of the steelwork which includes cellular beams on all floors.