With our extensive experience in multiple sectors, the Group's state-of-the-art facilities provide our clients with unrivalled services and value in the execution of their projects. Our structures serve people every day, whether for work, play or travel, or to provide essential infrastructure, including power and energy.
Core construction sectors
1. Commercial offices
Through our work in the commercial office sector, we have made a significant impact on the cityscapes of London and other major commercial hubs around the world. We ensure our structural steel methods, products and processes keep up with the needs and challenges of this rapidly evolving sector. Our success is underpinned by specialist products such as FABSEC® and Firebeam®, together with other initiatives. Recent successes include Aldgate Tower, Nova, Victoria, New Street Square, W5, Regents Place, South Bank Tower and Fetter Lane.
2. Industrial and distribution
The Group is a trusted partner to the industrial, warehousing and distribution industries, thanks to our strong reputation for engineering excellence and versatility. Unrivalled capacity, the ability to meet diverse and rigorous requirements and other strengths such as design capability, supply chain co-ordination and delivery speeds set us apart from our competitors. Our clients cover a wide range of sectors from automotive to retail, with major contracts including projects for Sports Direct, Ocado, ASDA, Sainsbury's, Aldi and Jaguar Land Rover.
3. Stadia and leisure
Stadia and leisure complexes are important sectors for the steelwork industry. The Group has an unrivalled record in the design, engineering and building of many of the UK's best known sports hubs, including the world-renowned Olympic Stadium, Arsenal Football Club's Emirates Stadium and Wimbledon Centre Court. We have also provided timely and cost-effective solutions for key leisure destinations, ranging from exhibition and conference centres to state-of-the-art concert arenas.
Other recent projects include the redevelopment of Anfield stadium (Liverpool Football Club) and the south stand redevelopment at Manchester City Football Club.
Retail developments are becoming increasingly complex and ambitious as towns and cities position themselves as attractive shopping destinations in today's competitive economy. Major redevelopment in cities and out-of-town shopping facilities are challenging projects in their own right, requiring different skills and services. Project management and supply chain linkage are vital to successful project execution. Group successes include Bradford's Westfield Shopping Centre, Hereford Old Livestock Market, John Lewis, Birmingham and projects for ASDA, Sainsbury's, Costco and Aldi.
5. Data centres and other
Data centres are an ever growing part of the business world. In recent years, they have become increasingly important to businesses of all sizes as they look for cost-effective alternatives to high in-house IT and other costs. With a large proportion of data centres being specified in steel, the Group is well placed to meet the needs of this rapidly expanding sector, and our cost, speed and flexibility have resulted in several key contract awards. Recent successes include London Data Centre, Slough, Microsoft Amsterdam and Telehouse.
Core infrastructure sectors
Transportation is a key market sector for the Group. Our expertise includes international airports, road and rail facilities, and bridges. Many of the structures we create become famed landmarks in their own right. Services range from design, planning and high-volume steel supply, to fabrication and construction. As a key element of the UK's infrastructure, bridge building requires skill, precision and quality on a large scale. Our growing bridge business has a strong reputation and extensive experience in the successful delivery of all types of bridgework, including major transport routes.
Our successes include multiple contracts with Heathrow Airport, London Bridge Station Canopies, Manchester Victoria Station, Pulpit Rock Viaduct and the M8 rail bridges.
2. Power and energy
Power stations, sustainable energy facilities and waste processing plants form an important part of our business. Our professionalism, extensive sector experience and ability to meet specific engineering requirements enable us to continue serving these vital sectors in the UK and other parts of the world. Group successes include Essex and Milton Keynes waste treatment plants, Cardiff and Peterborough Waste to Energy plants and Carrington Power Station.
3. Health and education
We have a long history of providing world-class steel solutions for hospitals, which are increasingly being specified with structural steel frames. Key factors giving us an advantage in this sector include span length, enhanced flexibility, adaptability and speed of construction. We have also worked with many education clients and contractors over the years, each project bringing its own specific requirements and challenges. Group successes include Francis Crick Institute, Syringe Factory, Nigeria and the University of Strathclyde.