Severfield wins at Structural Steel Design Awards

Severfield is delighted to announce that it has received the following top award at the Structural Steel Design Awards.

Award:
For the project – Moorgate Exchange, London

Structural Steel Design Awards, Moorgate Exchange, london, office

 

 

 

 

 

The design of the building was affected by certain aspects, for example avoiding conflict with Crossrail tunnelling which partially overlaps the site’s footprint and also height restrictions due to St Paul’s viewing corridor.

The remit was to provide a dynamic and high quality commercial office with as much letting area as possible. In order to enable this the construction of the steel frame was essential, providing large column-free spans, increasing the floor space and the number of storeys.

The benefit of using steel rather than concrete on this project made the construction much quicker and the lightweight superstructure frame allowed for a raft foundation to be used.

The judges commented that the project was ‘A commercial success thanks to intelligent steelwork’.

The building achieved a BREEAM rating of ‘Excellent’ and the highly skilled Severfield construction team worked efficiently, safely and on programme.

Severfield also received the following commendation:

Commendation:
Terminal 2B, Heathrow Airport

Structural steel design awards, Terminal 2B, Heathrow Airport, award, steel award

 

 

 

 

 

 

The use of structural steel was essential to delivering the satellite pier to the client’s programme. Using steel plunge columns allowed excavation of the basement by top-down construction while the pier’s structural frame was erected above.

The judges commented that the project was ‘A success for steelwork in a challenging flagship project’.