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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

 

Lagg Distillery and Visitor Centre Opens

Lagg Distillery and Visitor Centre Opens

Lagg Distillery and Visitor Centre Opens

Isle of Arran Distillers Ltd has officially opened Scotland’s newest Single Malt Whisky Distillery in the village of Lagg, on the Isle of Arran.

BHC took over the site, located on the southern tip of Arran, in early February 2017. The first phase of work involved the construction of three storage and maturation warehouses, each with a gross internal floor area of 1,000m2 along with the associated infrastructure works for the bonded warehouses.

Isle of Arran Distillery - Phase 1

The foundations of the Bonded Warehouses consisted of a re-enforced concrete pad and strip foundations, with the floor slab comprising of 200mm of C40 concrete with a power float finish laid to TR34 Fm3 specification.

The portal framed Bonded Warehouses measure 25m x 26m x 5.8m to eaves level. All steelwork was shot blast to SA 2.5 and primed with an intumescent coating to provide fire protection.

Isle of Arran Distillery - Phase 1

Phase 2 of the Lagg Distillery development focused on the construction of the Distillery and Visitor Centre.

The intricate geometric design of the 2-storey building mimics the natural topography of the surrounding landscape.

The existing ground level of the site was reduced and prepared with Type 1 and levelled to the correct setting out point, ready for insulation and foundations. A 300 mm layer of structural fill was laid to the proportion of the building’s footprint with the ground-floor slab comprising of a single layer of A252 mesh and 50 mm under slab insulation.

Isle of Arran Distillery - Phase 2

The use of Structural Steelwork was well suited to the construction of the complex design of the Distillery and Visitor Centre.

The Copper Stills and other large processing equipment were installed during construction, making it necessary for the gable curtain walling to be designed to allow a large section to be left out until the equipment had been installed.

The building was clad in Scottish Larch, natural stone cavity walling and textures precast concrete panels. The Distillery and Visitor Centre roof is finished with a Bauder Sedum Blanket Green, commencing from the ground level and rising to its undulating profile to reflect the topography of Goatfell.

Isle of Arran Distillery - Phase 2

After two years of construction, the Lagg Distillery and Visitor Centre officially opened it’s doors to the public on Wednesday 12th June 2019.

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

Metal Deckers

Job Opportunity – Metal Decker

Metal Deckers

BHC is one of the UK’s leading Structural Steel Fabrication and Construction companies supplying and erecting fabricated steel nationwide within the UK and Ireland.

Due to continued expansion we are currently looking to recruit Semi-Skilled operatives to work, throughout the UK.

Requirements:

  • CSCS Card in Metal Decking.
  • Flexible and able to travel throughout the UK.
  • Team Player.
  • Facet card in Erection of Safety Netting would be advantageous.

All travel and accommodation is provided whilst working away from home and all tools will be supplied.

Opportunities to join our training programme and gain new skills.

If you are interested and have the necessary skills please apply via the Recruitment section of our website, and complete our Job Enquiry Form and attach your CV.

 

Apprentice Open Day 2019

Apprentice Open Day 2019

BHC would like to thank those who expressed an interest and attended our annual Apprentice Open Day yesterday.

We received an outstanding number of enquiries for this year’s apprenticeship with almost 40 individuals attending the event.

The British Constructional Steelwork Association’s CRAFT Apprenticeship is a modular based training programme that is completed within the workplace. The training programme is delivered by BHC’s own nominated BCSA Validators who will mentor and guide each individual as they progress throughout the 4-year programme, enabling them to develop the skills and knowledge to fabricate large and complex components accurately, efficiently and safely. 

For the past six years Routes to Work South have supported BHC with funding for Health & Safety Training including CSCS Testing and Card as well as salary funding.

BHC look forward to seeing the new group of first-year apprentices begin their careers within the company, where they will begin to develop skills for life. 

Temporary Cleaner

Job Opportunity – Temporary Cleaner – Vacancy Fulfilled

Temporary Cleaner

BHC is one of the UK’s leading Structural Steel Fabrication and Construction companies supplying and erecting fabricated steel nationwide within the UK and Ireland.

We currently have a vacancy for a Temporary Cleaner on a week to week basis.

Reporting to various members of the management team, the role will be to maintain a consistent level of housekeeping, ensuring that all scheduled cleaning works are completed in a timely manner.

Key Duties:

  • The cleaning of all offices and meeting rooms, kitchen, canteen facilities and toilet blocks.
  • Ensure that the reception areas are kept clean and tidy.
  • Ensure that the shop / office are kept clean and tidy.
  • Occasional off-site cleaning may be required.

The successful candidate will be able to communicate effectively, with the ability to prioritise workload. The ability to work independently using your own initiative. An understanding of Health & Safety would be advantageous. A reliable individual with a good eye for detail, who enjoys a busy and varied role, where you can take pride in your work.

If you are interested and have the necessary skills please apply via the Recruitment section of our website, and complete our Job Enquiry Form and attach your CV.

 

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

Edinburgh St James

Europe’s Largest Crane Onsite at ESJ

Edinburgh St James

The latest aerial images of the Redevelopment of the Edinburgh St James Centre feature Europe’s largest crane in the process of lifting the project’s heaviest beams.

Over the past two weeks, BHC have successfully erected 1,000 tonnes of steelwork on site including 15 of the project’s heaviest beams which were too large for the onsite tower cranes capacities.

The Liebherr LTM11200 Crane arrived on site at the beginning of May and has the capacity to lift a maximum of 1,200 tonnes with a maximum jib length of 123m and maximum boom of 100m.

The heaviest beam weighed 38.5 tonnes and was erected using a 40m main boom and 60m of jib to a 60m radius.

The latest images from the Redevelopment of the Edinburgh St James Centre

Edinburgh St James

 

Edinburgh St James

Edinburgh St James

Edinburgh St James

Edinburgh St James

Hounslow High Street Quarter

The Re-generation of Hounslow High Street Quarter Progresses

Hounslow High Street Quarter

The ambitious, mixed-use re-generation project within the London Borough of Hounslow progresses. 

BHC have been involved with the fabrication, supplying and erecting of 1,300 tonnes of steelwork, equating to over 3,200 individual pieces of hot rolled steelwork.

While on site, BHC have been utilising our own directly employed skilled labour. Additionally, BHC have a full range of site plant, craneage and transport which has been utilised throughout the project, allowing maximum efficiency and management throughout.

The latest images from Hounslow High Street Quarter

Hounslow HQ May 19

Hounslow High Street Quarter - May