75m Lattice Truss for Leicester City Training Ground

75m Lattice Truss for Leicester City Training Ground

75m Lattice Truss for Leicester City Training Ground

BHC Fabricate 75m Lattice Truss for Leicester City Training Ground

The indoor football pitch at Leicester City Training Ground comprises of a Square Hollow section diagrid spanning between a series of SHS Arched Lattice Trusses.

The lattice truss consists of 4 sections that span 75m (2.2 to 3.9m deep) between reinforced concrete buttress walls with concealed bolted connections between each section. 3 x 110mm diameter pins are used to connect the 4 main bottom boom sections of the truss. Each lattice truss weighs 23.5 tonnes.

The main roof steelwork of the covered pitch is exposed, and all connections were meticulously detailed with concealed bolting to meet the architectural requirements. A temporary central trestle will be required during the erection and levelling of the trusses.

Leicester City Truss

75m Lattice Truss Leicester City Training Ground

75m Lattice Truss - Leicester Training Ground

75m Lattice Truss - Leicester City Training Ground

75m Lattice Truss - Leicester City Training Ground

Buchanan Wharf

Buchanan Wharf Takes Shape

Buchanan Wharf

Buchanan Wharf continues to dramatically change Glasgow’s Riverfront.

The Drum Property development includes a 7-storey and a 10-storey office block, comprising of over 320,000ftof Grade A office space.

Building One and Building Two are now being erected simultaneously with Building One achieving its full height within numerous zones. The steel frame of Building Two began to take shape in July and is rapidly gaining height.

Throughout the project, BHC are supplying, fabricating and erecting over 4,000 tonnes of steelwork across the two offices. In addition to the steelwork, BHC are installing 31,673m2 of metal decking topped with 4,320m3 of concrete reinforced with 309 tonnes of reinforcement.

The latest images from site:

Buchanan Wharf, Glasgow

Buchanan Wharf, Glasgow

Buchanan Wharf, Glasgow
Leicester City Training Centre

Leicester City Training Centre

LCFCBHC Are On-Site at the New Leicester City Training Centre.  

 McLaren Construction have appointed BHC to supply, fabricate and erect over 1,640 tonnes of structural steelwork and 5,500mmetal decking for the new Leicester City Training Centre.

BHC also secured the concrete package consisting of 995mof concrete on top of the upper floor slabs, over a surface area of 6,807m with 84 tonnes of reinforcement.

The new £120 million state-of-the-art training centre features an impressive, full-sized in-door training pitch that blends seamlessly into the landscape. The main structure will be surrounded by 11 full-size pitches and an indoor facility building which includes; 35 bedrooms, a rehabilitation facility, a hydrotherapy pool and catering area for Leicester City’s Academy and First team.

The project has been designed to support biodiversity within the area; 17 new ponds will be created to attract wildlife whilst managing surface water drainage. Additionally, over 38,000 new trees will be planted within the local surrounding area as well as 4.4 hectares of planting and landscaping and 14.6 hectares of wildflower grassland.

The training centre is set to be one of the most advanced in Europe and will open mid-2020.

LCFC

LCFC

LCFC

*Images courtesy of Leicester City Football Club.

ESJ - Site Team

The Edinburgh St James Site Team

The Edinburgh St James Site Team A recent shot from last month of the BHC squad working on-site at Edinburgh St James.

Lancer Square, Kensington

Lancer Square, Kensington

Lancer Square

BHC are currently onsite with Mace Group Ltd for the development of Lancer Square, Kensington.

In addition to securing the 442-tonne steelwork package, BHC will be installing 3,192mof metal decking and pouring 428m3 of concrete on upper floor slabs reinforced with 40 tonnes of reinforcement.

The 13,600m2 mixed-use development is located within the prestigious Kensington Palace Conservation Area. Lancer Square will consist of four blocks, ranging between four and seven storeys high. The luxurious building includes over 50 residential apartments, office spaces, retail units and landscaped courtyards.

The latest images from the site are shown below.

Lancer Square, Kensington

Lancer Square, Kensington

Lancer Square, Kensington

Lancer Square, Kensington

2019 Apprentices

1st Year Apprentices Begin at BHC

1st Year Apprentices Begin at BHC

After the success of BHC’s Annual Apprentice Open Day – held on Wednesday 12th June 2019 –  we have welcomed 20 new apprentices into the company. 

BHC offers the British Constructional Steelwork Association’s CRAFT Apprenticeship. The modular-based training programme is delivered by BHC’s own nominated BCSA Training Validators who will mentor and guide the apprentices through the 4-year apprenticeship.

Over the past six years, Routes to Work South have supported BHC with the funding of Health & Safety training and salary funding.

As part of the apprentices’ induction, they were given a tour of BHC’s largest project to date – Edinburgh St James.

BHC are excited to see the new apprentices begin their careers within the company, where they will develop skills for life benefiting our clients and the local community.

2019 Apprentices

Capital Square, August 19

Capital Square, Edinburgh

Capital Square August 2019

Approximately 90% of the steelwork for Capital Square, a premier office development in Edinburgh, has now been fabricated by BHC. 

Over on-site, BHC have begun erecting the steelwork which will form the roof of the building.

Installation of the Curtain Walling framing onto the steelwork has proceeded. This involved BHC working closely with the Curtain Walling subcontractor using BIM to ensure the installation goes ahead smoothly and as timely as possible.

Capital Square is a premium office development within Edinburgh’s city centre. Once finished, the 122,000 ft2 building will be able to accommodate up to 1,400 people.

The latest images from Capital Square can be found below:

Capital Square, Edinburgh

Capital Square, Edinburgh

Capital Square, Edinburgh

Capital Square, Edinburgh

Capital Square, Edinburgh

Soho Place

Soho Place, London

Soho Place, London

Progress continues on-site at the £283 million Soho Place development.

BHC are working with Principal Contractor Laing O’Rourke on the large scale redevelopment project situated in the centre of London.

As the structural steel subcontractor, BHC will be supplying, fabricating and erection 2,587 tonnes of structural steelwork and installing 7,492m2 of metal decking.

The 285,000 sq ft mixed-use scheme, designed by AHMM, consists of 209,00 sq ft of office space, 36,000 sq ft of retail and a brand new 40,000 sq ft theatre.

Soho Place is scheduled to be completed in 2022.

Soho Place - August 2019

Steel Erection Begins on Scotland’s First W Hotel

Steel Erection Begins on the W Hotel

Steel Erection Begins on Scotland’s First W Hotel

This month BHC began erecting the steelwork which will form the centrepiece of the 1.7 million square foot Edinburgh St James Development.

The world-class hotel will have over 200 stylish guestrooms, 20 premium suites and 1 Extreme Wow Suite. Guests of the hotel will be able to enjoy a 360-degree panoramic view of the Capital from the rooftop terrace. Other facilities located within the ultra-modern hotel will include the W Lounge, restaurant, gym and spa.

The luxury 12 storey hotel was designed by Jestico + Whiles and features a winding bronze-coloured steel ‘ribbon’.

The latest images of the Edinburgh St James Centre:

Edinburgh St James Centre

Edinburgh St James Centre

Edinburgh St James

Edinburgh St James

Edinburgh St James Centre

Soho Place - July 19

Soho Place, London

BHC are thrilled to be working with Laing O’Rourke as the Steelwork Sub Contractor on a large scale regeneration project on Oxford Street, London.

Soho Place, formerly known as 1 Oxford Street, is a mixed-use development in London. Two buildings form the scheme which consists of 209,000 sq ft of office space, 36,000 sq ft of retail space and 40,000 sq ft theatre.

No 1. Soho Place combines the traditional retail development of Oxford Street with a revitalised transport interchange on Charing Cross Road. The building has two basement levels, ground level, nine upper floors and a tenth-floor roof terrace offering stunning panoramic views across the city of London.

No 2. Soho Place is a unique nine-storey theatre and office development. The development will be the West Ends first new-build theatre in over 50 years. The three floors of office above the theatre achieve over 3.5m clear floor to ceiling heights and 16m column-free spans offering 270-degree views of the city.

The contract involves the supply, fabrication and erection of 2,587 tonnes of structural steelwork and the installation of 7,492mof metal decking.

Soho Place