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Steel checks in at the YMCA

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More than 330t of structural steelwork has been used for the construction of a new YMCA complex in St Helens.

The project consists of two main parts: a two and three-floor section containing a sports hall, gymnasium and creche, and a five-floor building of offices and teaching space, giving a total floor area for the entire complex of 5,200m².

Skelmersdale based steelwork contractor The AA Group (TAAG) erected the entire steel frame in approximately 12 weeks.

Ted Brookes, TAAG Contracts Director said the steelwork consists of a variety of stick and beam, as the building is a very light structure. TAAG’s contract also included the supply and installation of metal decking throughout the complex.

“Steel was used for this job because of its cost and the speed of construction it offers compared to other materials such as concrete,” Nigel Hawkins, Project Manager of main contractor Morrison said.

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