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Steel ensures foundation reuse for City development

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nBevisMarksJul13By opting for a steel framed design for the new 6 Bevis Marks development in London, main contractors Skanska and Waterman Structures have been able to reuse the foundations of an old eight-storey structure and replace it with a 16-storey building.

Maximising the lettable space is one of the project’s main aims and using steelwork has also allowed the project team to create long open floorplates throughout the structure.

William Hare has erected 2,100t of steel for the job, with the frame consisting of concrete filled CHS sections in the centre of the building and RHS at the perimeter. Under a separate contract Tubecon is erecting the tubular steelwork frame for the project’s feature sky garden.

Aiming for a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating, Bevis Marks is due to be completed by the end of this year.

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