Largest ever cold bent pipes were supplied to Sopot Outdoor Opera
After recently celebrating its century anniversary, Sopot’s Forest Opera in Poland is currently undergoing a huge renovation. The Opera rebuilding project will see the structure’s unique location brought together with 21st century facilities and one of the best sound and vision systems in Europe.
The £16.6 million (75 million zł) re-design contains the largest ever cold bent arches, curved by West Midlands based company, Barnshaw Section Benders. The modernized, open-air amphitheater, which sits in the picturesque Sopot forest, will be covered by a bowstring structure, shaped by two arches spanning 90m.
Barnshaws provide bending globally
Barnshaws is known to have been a part of many cutting edge projects outside the UK and the company was recently awarded with another innovative job contracted by UK Steel Exports.
Barnshaws shape the elegant Haynes Motor Museum building
Barnshaws Structural division in Coseley had a great influence in the £4.2 million Haynes Motor Museum redevelopment, which started in September 2011.
The contractor – Pitney Fabrications- awarded Barnshaws this project due to their vast experience working with construction companies as well as the innovative solutions presented to their client; who was previously unaware that two-plane bending was an option.
Popular mosque in Sheffield shaped by Barnshaws expert benders
Barnshaw Section Benders were awarded the Al Emaan Mosque bending work this January. The job contracted by company App Steel Structures involved Barnshaws experts forming the main frame ribs and curving the support steelwork in 2 planes (canted).
Barnshaws continue to improve children’s playground experience
Barnshaws latest and many years repeat project- cantilever swings produced to company Safe and Sound Playgrounds, which are later sold to councils and enjoyed by children all over the UK.