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.

For the project – Moorgate Exchange, London

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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:

Terminal 2B, Heathrow Airport

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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’.

Severfield, Dalton, raises £635.00 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance Charity (YAA)

Yorkshire Air AmbulanceSeverfield, the UK’s market leading structural steel company has recently raised £635.00 in support of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. The monies have been donated following an initiative by Severfield to provide their workforce at the Dalton site with Severfield branded jackets. The option was then given for recipients of the jackets to make a donation to the YAA.

Commenting on the donation, Gary Wintersgill, Managing Director at Severfield (UK) Ltd said:

“We are delighted with the support and recognition from our workforce at Dalton. The amount raised clearly shows that they understand the fantastic work carried out by the YAA and that it provides a vital service to Yorkshire.”

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance Charity relies on the generosity of individuals and organisations to help save lives across Yorkshire.

In fact, as a Charity they only receive help via the secondment of paramedics from the NHS, through the Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust. To keep both of Yorkshire’s air ambulances in the air they need to raise £9990 per day.

Helen Gowans, North Yorkshire Regional Fundraising Manager said, “We are absolutely thrilled to receive this cheque from Severfield, who are regular supporters of ours, particularly in view of the fact that the company is based very close to our Topcliffe base. We must fregularly fly over them on the way to incidents.”

Notice of Final Results

Final Results

Severfield plc, the market-leading structural steel group, will announce its Final Results for the period ended 31 March 2015 on Wednesday 17 June 2015.

A briefing for analysts will be held at 9.00 a.m. on Wednesday 17 June at Bell Pottinger’s offices, Holborn Gate, 330 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7QD.

Severfield signs a Memorandum of Understanding with Nottingham Trent University

Gary Wintersgill MOU Signing

Severfield, the UK’s market leading structural steel company has signed a MOU with Nottingham Trent University. The MOU provides a platform for learning and development for Severfield staff and students at the University. It also offers the opportunity for both parties to work collaboratively on Research and Development projects and will give University students the chance of work placements and long-term careers with Severfield.

Commenting on the initiative, Ian Lawson, Chief Executive Officer at Severfield said, “We are delighted to have this new understanding with Nottingham Trent University. Several members of our senior management team are Alumni and working with the University will undoubtedly be mutually beneficial.”

Peter Westland, Dean of the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment, said “Our close collaboration with Severfield will lead to mutually beneficial opportunities to support our students and future professionals in the construction industry and lead to innovation through joint research projects – this is an exciting development.”

The visit also involved Severfield staff meeting with lecturers to discuss projects and a tour of the Built Environment department.

Anfield Redevelopment

Steel structure starting to be assembled at the Anfield redevelopment site, behind the existing Main Stand:

Anfield first steel on site

Notice of Capital Markets Event

Severfield plc, the market leading structural steel group, announces that it is today hosting a Capital Markets Event for analysts and investors in London. A site visit to showcase the Group’s current work at the Nova, Victoria development will be undertaken. There will also be a presentation by Severfield client, Mace, given by Mace Chief Executive Mark Reynolds, as well as presentations, chaired by Ian Lawson, Chief Executive Officer, which will illustrate Severfield’s differentiated position within its market, key sectors of focus for the Group and its approach to the complexities of its design and build projects.

The Company will not be providing any new material information. Presentation materials will be available on the Company’s website following the event.

Update on Leadenhall Building and Current Trading

Severfield plc, the market-leading structural steel group, announces an update on developments at the Leadenhall Building and its overall trading performance.

Leadenhall Building

The Group has incurred almost £1m of costs to date relating to a programme of bolt replacement works at the Leadenhall Building, a contract that was completed by the Group in 2013. This programme is being undertaken in conjunction with British Land, Laing O’Rourke and Arup and is likely to continue until the end of the calendar year. Whilst these works progress, all parties continue discussions to agree where the liability for the costs of the programme should rest. The Group’s costs are being regarded as exceptional and will not impact our underlying operating profit for the current year.

Current trading

The Group’s overall trading performance continues to be in line with management expectations. Its financial position remains satisfactory and net funds are expected to remain positive at the year end. UK The Group’s current year focus has been on both operational and margin improvements, rather than revenue, and continues to deliver in line with expectations. The UK order book of £194m has strengthened further in recent months and provides a solid platform for a return to revenue growth in the next financial year.

JSW Severfield Structures Ltd (India)

The Indian business has continued to perform well in the second half of the year and volume throughput in the factory coupled with better operational performance is enabling it to operate around break-even level. The order book of £39m remains solid although the short term pipeline of potential new orders has softened recently, reflecting more caution in the immediate economic outlook in India.

Severfield recruits a significant number of staff from the infrastructure division of Mabey Bridge

Severfield, the UK’s market-leading structural steel company has announced the recruitment of a significant number of staff from the infrastructure division of Mabey Bridge in Chepstow. The move underlines Severfield’s ongoing strategy to grow and diversify in expanding markets such as infrastructure.

Mabey Bridge announced last year that it was winding down its infrastructure division.

The new Severfield ‘bridge team’ continues to be based in Chepstow, in Severfield office premises.

All manufacturing for the Severfield bridge team will be carried out at Severfield’s Lostock factory.

Commenting on the news, Ian Lawson, Chief Executive Officer of Severfield said:

“We are delighted to recruit a large number of employees from the Mabey Bridge business. It provides us with a fantastic opportunity to enhance and expand our current bridge capabilities which is excellent news for clients.”

Severfield inspires the next generation by opening its doors

On the 6th March 2015 Severfield opened the doors at its Lostock and Dalton sites to provide local colleges and school children with the opportunity to gain an insight into what a career in construction really looks like.


Thirsk High School and Sixth Form College students at Dalton with Janet Watson – Mayor of Thirsk

The Open Doors initiative ( is organised by the UK Contractors Group (UKCG), the Scottish Contractors Group (SCG), the Industry Training Board and Sector Skills Council, CITB, the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Considerate Constructors Scheme.

Severfield was the first organisation to open its factory doors as typically the event involves construction sites around the UK.


Visitors at Lostock on their tour of the factory

Over 100 visitors from 5 education establishments attended. These included:

2 colleges,York College and Bolton College
3 schools, St James’s Church of England School – Bolton, St Michael’s Church of England High School – Chorley and Thirsk High School & Six Form College

Other attendees included:

Julie Hilling MP – Bolton West
Janet Watson – Mayor of Thirsk
Councillor Derek Adamson
Lecturers, Teachers and a Careers Advisor

Potential candidates for apprenticeships also attended.

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Thirsk High School and Sixth Form College students on their tour at Dalton

The feedback Severfield has received following the event has been astounding and it’s very heartening that we have managed to inspire young people to consider a career within construction and engineering.

All educational organisations who attended the day have expressed a wish to continue to work closely with Severfield and have asked to be made aware of any work placement opportunities.

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Visitors within the factory at our 55 acre site at Dalton

Staff at both sites were outstanding both prior to and during the event. Severfield could not have achieved the event without such a cohesive team effort.