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

Buchanan Wharf

Buchanan Wharf, Glasgow

Buchanan Wharf

BHC are delighted to announce our involvement in the construction of Buchanan Wharf Buildings One and Two.

As the structural steelwork contractor for McLaughlin & Harvey, BHC will be providing over 4,000 tonnes of structural steelwork across two buildings.

In addition, BHC will be installing 31,673mof metal decking topped with 4,320mof concrete reinforced with 309 tonnes of reinforcement.

Buchanan Wharf is a city centre regeneration project situated on the banks of the River Clyde. The total development includes three buildings totalling over 470,000 square feet of Grade A Office Space, Residential Accommodation and a mix of local amenities including cafes, a creche and landscaped public spaces.

Buchanan Wharf is the last remaining riverfront site within the City of Glasgow and will blend modern living with dynamic workplaces.

Artist impression supplied by Halliday Fraser Munro.

Buchanan Wharf

Latest Images from Edinburgh St James

Edinburgh St James Centre - July 19

Steel Erection continues onsite at the Edinburgh St James Centre.

Throughout BHC’s involvement in the enormous project over 15,000 tonnes of steelwork will be erected to form the 1.7 million ftscheme.

The latest images can be found below.

Edinburgh St James - July 19

Edinburgh St James Centre - July 19

Edinburgh St James Centre - July 19

Edinburgh St James Centre - July 19

Edinburgh St James Centre - July 19

Capital Square, Edinburgh

BHC is working with BAM Construction on a BREEAM Excellent, Grade A office development in the heart of Edinburgh City Centre. 

For the project, BHC has been supplying, erecting and fabricating 1,102 tonnes of hot-rolled steelwork, installing 12,234mof metal decking and the associated edge protection to form the office development. Additionally,  select pieces of steelwork were galvanised and received a coat of intumescent paint to achieve 60 minutes of fire protection.

The landmark office features five floors, providing a total of 122,600ftof office accommodation, with a further three basement levels to provide on-site car parking. The development can be accessed through a landscaped courtyard, where a double height reception area leads to a statement atrium.

Capital Square offers modern, high-quality office accommodation within a superb location in the city centre and it is already 56% pre-let.

Westgate

RICS South East Project of the Year 2019 – Westgate, Oxford

RICS South East Project of the Year: Westgate, Oxford

The Redevelopment of the Westgate Centre, Oxford Wins RICS Project of the Year 2019

BHC are thrilled that Westgate, Oxford won the South East RICS Project of the Year award. The project will now go forward to the RICS Awards 2019 Grand Final taking place in October.

The steel-framed shopping development has played a major role in the regeneration of Oxford, with the addition of 800,000 ftof leisure and retail space.

The large shopping centre is made of four individual retail blocks connected through the use of public spaces.

Westgate, Oxford

BHC were awarded the 7,000-tonne steelwork contract for the £440 million development from Main Contractors, Laing O’Rourke.

Prior toWestgate, Oxford BHC’s involvement, the concrete shopping centre was partially demolished leaving 3/4 of the three-storey structure to be integrated into the new scheme.

More than 1,000 tonnes of steelwork were utilised to remodel the retained structure to create new and more prominent shop fronts. The remodelled section of the centre connects directly to the new steel-framed extension, comprising of two independent bespoke buildings.

Three large steel trusses weighing up to 33 tonnes each and measuring 25m long were installed into the basement of the extension to create a large column-free space, allowing the area to be used as a service yard.

Each three-storey extension is an independent structure, gaining its stability from a series of concrete cores, bracing and moment frames. A series of steel bridges link the blocks at both second and third floors – the longest bridge spans 22m across the main covered street.

The retail blocks were erected around a 7.5m x 7.8m grid pattern however, as tenant requirements may change over time the columns can be removed to create larger stores.

Over 44,000mof metal decking was supplied and installed including the supply and installation of edge protection to the perimeter.

Edinburgh St James Centre

Progress Update: Edinburgh St James Centre

Edinburgh St James Centre

A year has passed since BHC began erecting steelwork and installing metal decking at the Edinburgh St James Centre. 

Since last summer, BHC has erected an astounding 8,800 tonnes of steelwork, equating to approximately 15,000 individual pieces.

In addition to being awarded the structural steelwork packages, BHC has been installing metal decking. A total of 55,144m2 of metal decking has been fitted which is 45% of the total area to be covered with metal decking.

The Difference a Year Makes:

Edinburgh St James Centre

Edinburgh St James Centre

 

500 Tonne Crane at ESJ

500 Tonne Crane at ESJ

500 Tonne Crane at ESJ

BHC was responsible for the closure of Leith Street, Edinburgh for the second time in recent weeks.

A further series of heavy lifts took place on-site at the Edinburgh St James centre that required the use of a 500-tonne mobile crane.

The 500-tonne capacity 8-axle, all-terrain LTM 1500 mobile crane is equipped with a 7-section 84m telescopic boom including Y guy system, 91m luffing jib and a 56m fixed fly jib with hydraulic control.

Edinburgh St James

Edinburgh St James

Edinburgh St James

177 Bothwell Street

BHC Delighted to Announce Involvement in 177 Bothwell Street, Glasgow

177 Bothwell Street

BHC are thrilled to announce our involvement in 177 Bothwell Street, Glasgow.

Following on from BHC’s previous success on Phase 1 of Bothwell Exchange, we are delighted to announce our appointment as the Structural Steelwork Contractor for Phase 2 of the development.

177 Bothwell Street is a Grade A Office development within the heart of Glasgow’s Financial District for which BHC will be fabricating, supplying and erecting almost 4,000 tonnes of steelwork and installing over 30,000 mof metal decking.

In addition, BHC will also be laying the concrete upper floor slabs covering 30,908 mwith 4,636 mof concrete reinforced with 557 tonnes of reinforcement.

When complete, the office block will become Scotland’s first development accredited with a Platinum WiredScore Certificate. Additionally, the development boasts Scotland’s first office rooftop running track, and an extensive external roof terrace with panoramic views across the city and multiple charging points for electrical vehicles.

Approximately 40% of the building has already been successfully pre-let to Clydesdale Bank.

177 Bothwell Street