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Steelwork erection has recently been completed on the Broad Street student accommodation project in Sheffield, one of many multi-storey developments currently under way in the city centre.

Robinson Construction has fabricated, supplied and erected more than 2,000t of structural steel for the project’s four separate blocks, as well as installing 30,000m² of metal decking.

Three of the structures, known as blocks A, B and C consist of 10 storeys of student flats. Block D is slightly higher with 12 storeys and also incorporates a ground floor retail level and a basement car park.

“Block D is at the bottom of the sloping site and although it is taller than the other structures they will appear to be the same height,” explained Dave Jackson, Sales and Marketing Director for Robinson Construction.

More than 800t of steel was erected in Block D, twice as much as the other buildings. “The retail loadings required heavier sections and consequently more tonnage,” added Mr Jackson.

 

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