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Steel groundscraper nears completion in the City

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nGroundscraper1605More than 13,000t of structural steelwork has been erected for 5 Broadgate, one of the UK’s first ‘groundscrapers’.

The new 13-storey City of London headquarters for UBS is a steel-framed building measuring 120m × 60m that was designed to accommodate extensive trading floors.

The length of the building that incorporates 65,000m2 of space, and crucially four trading floors of 6,000m2 each, gave rise to the term ‘groundscraper’.

Working on behalf of main contractor Mace, Severfield has fabricated, supplied and erected the steel package.

A BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating is expected for 5 Broadgate and UBS is scheduled to take occupation of the building by the end of the year.

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