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Steel supports Stirling Prize winner

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Photo courtesy of Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

The winner of the 2008 Stirling Prize went to the architectural teams of Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios (FCB), Alison Brooks Associates (ABA) and Macreanor Lavington Architects (MLA) for the Accordia housing development by Countryside Properties in Cambridge.

Metek Building Systems designed and installed the light steel infill walls and also the complex curved roofs in the series of town houses.

All light steel panels were prefabricated in 100mm C sections using Metek’s Framemaster roll forming machinery and delivered to site in a ‘just in time’ schedule to minimise site storage.

The project’s pitched roofs used prefabricated light steel panels using 150mm C sections. The chimneys used 100 x 100 SHS corner posts with light steel lattice panels in between, and is the first known application of light steel in such tall chimneys.

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