Case Studies

Metsec Delivers Framing Solution for Thetford Riverside Redevelopment

Thetford Riverside Travelodge

voestalpine Metsec plc has provided its Metframe pre-panelised steel-framing product for a new Travelodge hotel on the Thetford Riverside Development in Norfolk. The use of modern methods of construction allowed efficiency savings to be made and ensured the initial build phase of the project was completed within budget and to tight deadlines.

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Metsec Provides Framing Solution for New Unite Development

Gosford Gate, Coventry

When the industry leading, and FTSE 250, student accommodation provider Unite announced plans for its latest development in Coventry, the curved, complex shape of the building – as well as the restrictions of a confined location, meant that the project would require a bespoke solution.

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Making a Splash – Metsec Provides SFS Infill Walling for East Riding Leisure Bridlington

East Riding Leisure Centre, Bridlington Photo courtesy of Nick Railer

Light gauge structural steel specialist, voestalpine Metsec plc, has provided invaluable design work and its innovative SFS infill walling as part of the redevelopment of East Riding Leisure Centre Bridlington. When construction commenced in 2015, the flagship project marked the start of regeneration work in the area.

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Metsec provides SFS system to residential blocks as part of Elephant and Castle regeneration project

MP1, Elephant and Castle

As part of the £1.5bn Elephant and Castle regeneration project, light gauge structural steel specialist, voestalpine Metsec plc, is providing its SFS infill walling products to the first phase of the project, MP1 (Masterplan Phase 1). Metsec joined the project in 2015 and phase 1 is set to be complete in 2017. The overall project will include nearly 3,000 homes, over 50 shops and restaurants, as well as a brand new park for the community to enjoy.

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Champion solution: Metsec provides top flight framing at Hotel Football

Hotel Football, Manchester

Photo by Adam Bruderer / CC BY

Light gauge structural steel specialist, voestalpine Metsec plc, has supported the development of the innovative, high-spec Hotel Football at Old Trafford, by providing 4000 square meters of SFS infill walling. Located within a short distance of Old Trafford, the world-famous home of Manchester United, the £16m hotel boasts a state of the art football pitch on its roof.

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Metsec provides framing solution to Manchester Cambridge Street project

Cambridge Street, Manchester during construction

Light gauge structural steel specialist, voestalpine Metsec plc, has supported the development of the Cambridge Street regeneration project in Manchester, providing SFS infill walling for the construction of 29 and 21 storey new build apartment buildings, comprising a total of 282 one, two and three bedroom residences.

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Metsec plays part in revolutionary creation of Moneypenny’s new headquarters

Moneypenny Headquarters, Wrexham

Light gauge structural steel specialist, voestalpine Metsec plc, has provided its Steel Framing (SFS) products to support leading UK telephone answering service and outsourced switchboard company, Moneypenny, with the development of its new headquarters in Wrexham. The £15m, 91,000 square feet scheme, which covers two phases, is already underway and is set to be complete in April 2016.

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Loading up! Metsec takes student living to the next level

Portland House, Exeter

Light gauge structural steel specialist, voestalpine Metsec plc, has supported the renovation of Portland House – a 1960’s concrete framed building – as part of a £17m luxury student accommodation scheme for developer Select Property Group under its Vita Student brand, an experience led accommodation provider that places as much emphasis on customer service as it does offering stylish accommodation.

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Genting UK Uses Metframe to Deliver High Quality Structural Solution at Birmingham Leisure and Entertainment Complex

Resorts World, Birmingham, during construction

The UK’s largest specialist lightweight structural steel manufacturer, Metsec has supported the construction of Genting UK’s new Resorts World complex in Birmingham by supplying its pre-panelised steel framing system, Metframe.

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Skanksa and Metsec Bring BIM to Life at 66 Queen Square

3D BIM Model of 66 Queen Square, Bristol

Its advanced BIM capability has landed light gauge structural steel specialist Metsec an appointment by Skanska to supply steel framing for 66 Queen Square. Currently in mid-construction, this state-of-the-art office development in the heart of Bristol features a structural solution that has benefited from intelligent supply chain collaboration and a transparent, model-based design process.


Speedy Steel for Sustainable Substructures

Lymington Avenue, Wood Green, London

Sanctuary Group’s latest affordable housing development on a tight inner-city site in Wood Green, London, called for a compact pre-fabricated framing solution. Metsec’s pre-panelised Metframe system solved the spatial challenge and contributed to the speedy construction of the medium-rise building.

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Framing Success in Tower Hamlets

City Gateway, London

Cold rolled steel specialist Metsec has lent its design expertise to Kier Construction London, for the conversion of former warehouse-style offices into City Gateway’s new centre for young people from London’s most deprived boroughs. The result is a new functional interior whose load-bearing steel frame system integrated smoothly with the existing structure.

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Metsec Builds on BIM

One Smithfield Square, Manchester

The design of a striking and complex multi-storey mixed-use building at the Smithfield regeneration project in the heart of Manchester required a distinct blend of technical, design and manufacturing expertise to deliver a value-engineered steel framing solution. Cold rolled steel specialist Metsec responded to the design challenge, using building information modelling (BIM) to develop cold rolled steel framing that helped to significantly reduce waste and cost for the main contractor.

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Metframe Makes Steel Ideal for Student Accommodation

The Printworks Student Accommodation, Exeter

The complex design of a new 500-room student accommodation building in the centre of Exeter dictated a very tight footprint. Cold rolled steel specialist, Metsec, offered the ideal solution with its Metframe System. This enabled the flexible delivery of a pre-fabricated system according to the strict timescales of the construction programme.

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Metframe Helps Drive Sustainable Housing Development in Wales

Mariner’s Quay, Old Town Docks, Newport

The environmental credentials of Metsec’s Metframe system played a key role in the Mariners Quay development in Newport, Wales achieving Code for Sustainable Homes Level 5.

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SFS Supports Library Development

Whitley Bay Library during construction

Project: Whitley Bay Joint Services Centre
Category: Public buildings
Products: SFS lightweight steel framing
Scale: £5.9m project to provide multi-purpose joint services centre in the heart of Whitley Bay
Architect: Ryder Architecture
Contractor: Robertson Construction
Installer: Rowan Specialist Interiors

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Luxury Apartments Benefit from Lightweight Framing

The Drapery Apartments

Project: The Drapery, Seven Sisters Road, London
Category: Residential
Products: SFS
Scale: £13 million luxury residential development
Contractor: AC Union Construction
Architect: Spacelab/Makespace
Installer: Robert E Lee
Engineer: Mason Navarro Pledge

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Battersea Cattery

Battersea Cattery

Project: Battersea Cattery
Category: Commercial
Products: SFS lightweight steel framing
Scale: £5 million project creating state-of-the-art accommodation for homeless cats
Architect: Charles Knowles Design
Contractor: John Sisk
Installer: H A Marks

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Edgbaston County Cricket Ground

Edgbaston County Cricket Ground

Project: Edgbaston County Cricket Ground
Category: Stadium & Arena
Products: SFS lightweight steel framing
Scale: £30 million stadium development
Client: Warwickshire County Cricket Club
Contractor: Galliford Try
Installer: ISEC Interior Systems

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Stoke and Derby Building Schools for the Future

Stoke and Derby Building Schools for the Future

Project: Stoke and Derby Building Schools for the Future
Category: Education
Products: SFS lightweight steel framing
Scale: £145 million project for 11 new SEN and secondary schools
Client: Local Authorities
Contractor: Balfour Beatty

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Goodmayes Hospital Mental Health Unit

Goodmayes Hospital Mental Health Unit

Project: Goodmayes Hospital Mental Health Unit, Ilford
Category: Healthcare
Products: SFS lightweight steel framing
Scale: 2-storey healthcare unit costing £28million.
Client: North East London Foundation Trust
Architect: Devereux
Contractor: Kier
Engineer: PEP Civil & Structures Installer: Quad Building Services

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South Acton Housing Estate, London

South Acton Housing Estate, London

Project: South Acton Housing Estate, London
Category: Housing and Residential Accommodation
Products: SFS lightweight steel framing
Scale: 5 to 10 storey residential buildings providing in excess of 250 new homes. 7500m2 of 100mm stud and track framework installed.
Client: Catalyst Housing Association
Architect: PRP
Contractor: Willmott Dixon Housing
Structural Engineer: Tully D’Eath
Installer: BR Hodgson

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Hertford Regional College, Broxbourne

Hertford Regional College, Broxbourne

Project: Hertford Regional College, Broxbourne
Category: Education
Products: SFS lightweight steel framing
Scale: £41million development. 9,100m2 building, using 4700m2 of 150M12 SFS in-fill walling.
Architect: Bond Bryan
Contractor: Morgan Sindall
Project manager: GVA Grimley
Installer: Quad Building Services (Southern) Ltd.

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