Mixed Leisure Development – Ruislip
BHC was awarded the structural steelwork and concrete contract for a comprehensive mixed-use redevelopment scheme including a 7,131 sqm Asda food-store with an ancillary customer cafe and an 11 screen multiplex cinema 5,634 sqm. The scheme includes many sustainable elements and has achieved a Very Good BREEAM rating.
Working with Simons Construction, BHC was appointed as the steelwork contractor for the supply, fabrication, delivery, site welding, bolting and erection of structural steelwork. The steel framed hospital consists of over 2,000 tonnes of hot-rolled steelwork erected over several phases within an 18-week time frame.
All steelwork was shot-blasted to Swedish standard SA 2.0 followed by acid pickling and galvanising to BS EN ISO 1461 in order to achieve a nominal thickness of 140 microns. Following galvanising, steelwork received one shop coat of High Build 2 Pack Epoxy Zinc Phosphate Primer / Finish to a nominal thickness of 100 microns excluding concrete encased members and top flange of composite beams.
Additionally, BHC was responsible for the concrete works within the mixed-use development. This entailed constructing the Asda supermarket on stilts with 75 mm structural topping on precast concrete units. For the cinema complex, works included providing the metal decking plus 150 mm concrete slab.
For this project BHC utilised their own in-house steel erecting and metal decking squads.