Case Studies

Metsec’s CE marked purlins and side rails used to upgrade Execution Class 4 Ashton Gate Stadium project

Ashton Gate Stadium, Bristol

Specialist structural steel manufacturer, voestalpine Metsec plc, is supporting the upgrade of Ashton Gate Stadium, which is home to Bristol City Football Club and Bristol Rugby Club, to transform it into a state-of-the-art stadium that can hold 27,000 people.

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Purlins and side rails allow high street retailer to take the Next step in distribution

Next Distribution Centre, Doncaster

Specialist structural steel manufacturer, voestalpine Metsec plc, has supported construction of the new Next distribution centre in Doncaster through supplying its specialised, rolled to order, steel purlins and side rails.

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Metsec Purlins on Song for New Stand at Watford FC Stadium

Community Stand, Watford FC

Photo Credit: GL events

Specialist structural steel manufacturer, Metsec has supplied its light gauge, galvanised steel zed purlins and side rails for the new 3,000 seat Watford FC Community Stand at Vicarage Road.

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Metsec Design Service Boosts Supply Chain Excellence at Hitachi Rail Europe Vehicle Manufacturing Facility Project

Hitachi Rail Europe Vehicle Manufacturing Facility

Photo Credit: Hitachi Rail Europe

Light gauge structural steel specialist, Metsec is supplying a heavy end bay purlin system and side rails for the roof and wall construction of Hitachi Rail Europe’s first UK rail vehicle manufacturing facility at Merchant Park in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, to support its curved canopy-style roof, ductwork and photovoltaic modules.

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Glasgow Velodrome

Glasgow Velodrome

For the roof construction of a multi-sport facility in Glasgow’s East End, the technical expertise of light gauge structural steel specialist, Metsec, was sought after to enable optimum structural support for standing seam cladding, high density insulation and acoustic boards.

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Metsec Wastes No Time at Ardley

Ardley Energy from Waste Facility

Photo Credit: Viridor

Metsec, the cold-roll formed steel manufacturer, has supplied a range of purlins and side rails for the construction of the secondary steel structure at the new Viridor Energy from Waste (EfW) facility in Ardley, Oxfordshire. Short lead times for its galvanised products gave the manufacturer the edge.

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BBC Studios, Cardiff

BBC Studios, Cardiff, during construction

Project: BBC Roath Lock Studios, Cardiff
Category: Commercial
Products: Purlins
Scale: 15,800 sq. m. television production studios.
Client: BBC
Developer: Vinci

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Purlins Create Leisure Centre Roof

Bilston Leisure Centre

Project: Bilston Leisure Centre, West Midlands
Category: Leisure
Products: Purlins
Scale: £14.9m leisure centre forming part of prestigious urban village.
Main contractor: Shepherd Construction
Client: Wolverhampton City Council

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Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology

Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge

Project: Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge
Category: Education
Products: Side Rails
Scale: £200m project. 27,000 m2 building including 60 tonnes of Metsec light gauge steel C section side rails

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Wimbledon Centre Court Roof

Wimbledon Centre Court Roof

Project: Wimbledon Centre Court Roof
Product: Purlins
Architect: HOK
Engineer: Capita Symonds
Fabricators: Watson Steel Structures and Metsec

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AWS Eco Plastics’ Recycling Plant, Hemswell Cliff

AWS Eco Plastics’ Recycling Plant, Hemswell Cliff

Project: AWS Eco Plastics’ Recycling Plant, Hemswell Cliff
Product: Purlins
Scale: A £10m facility, covering 9,000m2 and including 40 tons of Metsec purlins.
Engineer: Peter Eaton & Associates
Fabricator: Robinson Steel Structures
Installer: Robinson Steel Structures

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The Oval Cricket Ground

The Oval Cricket Ground

Project: The Oval Cricket Ground
Product: Purlins

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Ricoh Arena, Coventry

Ricoh Arena, Coventry

Project: Ricoh Arena, Coventry
Product: Purlins

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