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Steel provides hotel’s architectural finish

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The recently opened Grange St. Paul’s Hotel in central London features an array of architectural steelwork to the atrium, the roof and scenic lift shaft.

Steelwork contractor Bourne Special Projects (BSP) installed two scenic bridges which span the 15m width of the atrium. Both structures are eight-storeys high and are supported by macalloy bars hung from a series of roof top trusses.

Howard Cox, BSP Director said: “Each of the bridges’ eight levels were individually prefabricated and lifted into the atrium by tower crane.”

BSP also installed a series of bowstring trusses – which span the atrium at roof level and support structural roof glazing .

“All of our steelwork is architectural and exposed. To achieve the best high-class finish  featuring stainless steel pins and site welded heavy lift shaft sections was something of a challenge,” summed up Mr Cox

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