Steel speeds up Welsh school programme
The steel frame has been completed for one of Wales’ leading Welsh language schools, Ysgol Glan Clwyd in St Asaph.
The new two-storey extension is part of a £15.9M development that will extend and improve the school site, to accommodate an increase in demand for spaces, as well as providing new, modern facilities.
Working on behalf of main contractor Willmott Dixon, EvadX has erected approximately 365t of hot and cold rolled steel, completing its programme in eight weeks.
“We prefabricated all of the steel cold rolled window frames at our facility which sped up our on site programme considerably,” says EvadX Managing Director Simon Adams.
“The main frame perimeter beams had connection plates already welded on, so the frames could be bolted into place allowing the remaining cold rolled elements to be installed quickly.”
Another time saving procedure EvadX used for their steel package was to supply and manufacture balustrades for the areas of the first and second floors that overlook the central atrium.
These were brought to site already fixed to beams and consequently they have also doubled up as edge protection during the construction programme.