Assembly begins for landmark Hull bridge
The £52M redevelopment at Lord’s cricket ground
has officially started as main contractor ISG and the
Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) have broken ground to
mark the start of construction work.
Two new three-tiered stands, designed by
WilkinsonEyre, are being built over the next two years,
with Severfield contracted to fabricate, supply and erect the
The redevelopment forms the second phase of the
ground’s updated masterplan. The stands’ designs are said
to remain consistent with the overall architectural identity
of Lord’s and the ‘village cricket green’ ethos, while working
to improve the overall harmony of the north-east end of
The new designs include integrated catering and WC
facilities, and an improved spectator experience.
The seating capacity will be increased by around 2,500,
accommodating 11,500 spectators overall, which will
enable the MCC to better satisfy the demand for tickets
from the general public. There will also be wheelchairaccessible
spaces as well as lift access at all levels.
A rapid-build design sequence has been developed to
minimise interruption to match fixtures, with the new
stands’ seats due to be ready for use during the 2020 season.
Forming the initial phase of Highways England’s A63
Castle Street scheme, which will help to connect key sites
in Hull city centre, a new 60m-long steel bridge is
currently being assembled.
The Princes Quay Bridge will allow pedestrians and
cyclists to cross the A63, and will link the city’s marina
with the southern end of Princes Dock.
Working on behalf of main contractor Interserve, the
bridge is being supplied and installed by S H Structures. It
is currently being assembled offsite close to its final
location, prior to being moved into position using selfpropelled
The bridge has dramatic feature canopy, which is
formed from complex double curved plate and acts with
the arch structure to support the suspended deck.
The canopy also provides sheltered viewing balconies
at each end of the bridge, which will offer views across the
city and waterfront.
Scottish contractor endorses BCSA CRAFT apprenticeships
Four BHC apprentices have recently been awarded the
British Constructional Steelwork Association (BCSA)
Over the past four years, the apprentices – Steven
Tuesday 15 October 2019
Open Section Truss Joints
This webinar will consider the
design of the joints using
simple calculations of the
Tuesday 15 October 2019
Collaspse Rules Course
This course provides a solid
introduction into the design of
Barclay, Sam Baverstock, Mark Ewart and Connor Morrison
(all pictured) undertook a variety of training modules with
the assistance of their coaches.
The monitoring of the training and final confirmation
of the module tests were validated by BHC’s in-house
BCSA Registered Validators, Jimmy Cowan (Registered
Welding Coordinator), Brian Edwards (Production Process
Engineer) and Richie Struthers (HSQE Manager).
BHC said it continues to invest heavily in the apprentices
it employs and recently welcomed 20 new first-year
apprentices into the company.
The BCSA CRAFT apprenticeship is a key element to
the company’s ongoing success and BHC said it is proud
steel-framed buildings to
Thursday 7 November 2019
UK Steel Construction
Innovative Steel Solutions
At this event we will look at a
range of different solutions
that address the multiple
needs to build with improved
speed, quality, safety,
predictability, and using less
materials. Some of these
solutions are already being
applied, others are for the
Tuesday 12 November 2019
Steel and composite beams
with web openings
This webinar provides an
overview of the behaviour of
steel and composite beams
with openings in webs.
Wednesday 13 November 2019
Steel for Life -
Steel Essentials Seminar
Practical guidance for
designers considering the use
of structural steelwork on key
aspects from preliminary
scheme development to
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to recognise the importance of apprenticeships within the
steel construction industry.
BCSA’s CRAFT Scheme is an industry approved
alternative apprenticeship training scheme developed by
The BCSA is also a Lantra approved corporate training
provider with the intention to help member companies that
wish to bring new people into the industry. The CRAFT
Certificate delivers a training package that is relevant to the
steelwork fabrication processes used in the industry.
For details about CRAFT please contact Pete Walker,
BCSA’s Director of Health, Safety & Training.
Work starts on Lord’s