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NEWS Delivering a new market for London More than 800t of structural steelwork will be fabricated and erected by Atlas Ward Structures for two new buildings at the Western International Market in Hounslow, west London. The market is one of the UK’s leading wholesale fruit, vegetable and flower markets, and the latest development includes a new 136,000ft2 produce hall and a 38,000ft2 flower hall, to replace obsolete buildings. The project was awarded to Atlas Ward by main contractor Bowmer & Kirkland on behalf of Kier Property Developments acting as development partner with the London Borough of Hounslow. Jim Martindale, Atlas Ward’s Engineering Director said both warehouses are propped portal frame structures featuring external three metre cantilever plant walkways. “We’ve kept the construction fairly simple on these structures which has speeded up the steel erection,” he added. Atlas Ward said it’s steelwork will be finished by mid February. New office block for former newspaper site A 14-storey office development is Construction has erected 750t of taking shape on the former Birming- steel for the project and used Westok ham Post and Mail site in Snow Hill, cellular beams for both the primary Birmingham. and secondary floor beams. Colmore Plaza will offer 300,000ft2 The cellular beams were designed of office space, feature an impres- using the SCI/Westok software Cell- sive two-storey entrance foyer and a beam V6, with its import/export link to striking modular glazed facade. CSC’s Building Designer. This allowed Developer Abstract Land said the Robinson to determine the limiting building is a first for Birmingham in temperature of the cellular beams, terms of design, innovation and flex- which helped to minimise the cost of ibility. Built using the very best mate- the intumescent fire protection. rials throughout, the office block will Typically, 630 x 178 x 152 asym- provide sustainable high perform- metric beams were used for the main ance space, constructed to a City of 11.7m internal spans. London standard. The building is due for completion Steelwork contractor Robinson in April 2008. Diary For all SCI courses, contact Sandi Gentle, email: education@steel-sci.com telephone: 01344 636500 For BCSA seminars contact Gillian Mitchell, email gillian.mitchell@steelconstruction.org telephone: 020 7839 8566 7-8 February 2007 27 February 2007 13 March 2007 27 March 2007 BS 5950-1:2000 Portal Frame Solutions Connection Design Portal Frame Solutions Understanding the One day course. Croydon Workshop One day course. Gloucester Essential Principles One day course. Edinburgh Two day course. Edinburgh 8 March 2007 22 May 2007 Preparation for Eurocode 3 23 March 2007 One day seminar on 3D 13 February 2007 One day course. Swindon Connection Design Modelling for the Steel Acoustic Design in Steel Workshop Construction Industry. One day course. Dublin 13 March 2007 One day course. Dublin Cost £80 + VAT (£60 + VAT to BCSA mem- One day seminar on 3D bers). Cedar Court Hotel, Huddersfield 20 February 2007 Modelling for the Steel 27 March 2007 Multi-Storey Steel Construction Industry. One day seminar on 6-7 June 2007 Framed Structures Cost £80 + VAT (£60 + VAT to BCSA Corrosion Protection for The design of steel bridges One day course. Southampton members). National Liberal Club, London Infrastructure Projects. Wrightington Hotel & Country A joint Highways Agency, BCSA and Club, Wigan. £215 inc VAT. RQSC seminar. Cost £80 + VAT. www.corusevents.com, email National Liberal Club, London events@corusgroup.com. t 01724 405060 10 NSC February 2007


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