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The Oval Stadium

11

Aug

Barnshaws supply the leading edge for Oval living wall

The birthplace of the Ashes and the location of the first ever Test Match in England, the Oval Stadium will be further adding to its vibrant history this August as England take on Pakistan in the final test. A bastion of cricket since 1845, one of the most recent redevelopments to the stadium involved the installation of a 'living wall' at the Vauxhall End, completed in 2005. The new façade required precision curved steel sections to realise its vibrant design, so steelwork contractors Severfield contacted Barnshaws Section Benders for a fabrication solution.

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Cellular and Porthole Beams™

21

Jul

Curved Cellular Beams: Adding Strength to Remove Weight

Cellular and Porthole Beams™ have become a mainstay in construction projects across the world, providing added strength, reduced weight and convenient options for integrating building facilities. A number of production methods can be employed to create both straight and curved sections however, each has its own advantages depending on the demands of the application.

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Wimbledon centre court

14

Jul

British champions of sport and metal fabrication share Wimbledon’s Centre Court

While the weather was rosy over Wimbledon as British hopeful Andy Murray clinched his second Wimbledon Men's title; visitors to centre court have Barnshaws Section Benders to thank if the unpredictable British weather reverts to type. The famous retractable roof on centre court benefits from 10 roof trusses which the Tividale based company fabricated and precision curved, ensuring sports fans get to enjoy world class tennis – whatever the weather.

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Mersey Gateway Bridge pylons

30

Jun

Curved beams help to raise new Mersey Gateway Bridge pylons

The project to build a new bridge across the River Mersey is well underway, with work already started at the sites for the three main bridge pylons. In order to have a safe environment in which to build the foundations, engineers have constructed a series of cofferdams with the help of Barnshaws metal benders, which has supplied nearly 400 tonnes of curved, heavy section steel for Bolton – based contractor, SPI Appleton Limited.

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