Steel provides hotel’s architectural finish
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