Bullring Shopping Centre, Birmingham

Market Sector: City Centre & Retail
Client: The Birmingham Alliance
Location: Birmingham
Country: England

Main Contractor: Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd
Architect: Benoy Ltd (Employers Architect)
Consulting Engineer: Waterman Partnership

Total Tonnage: 13,800 tonnes

Site Programme: Weeks
Completion Date: January 2001

Project Overview:

Severfield-Reeve carried out the connection design, fabrication and erection of structural steelwork for this major new retail development in the heart of Birmingham city centre.

The New Bull Ring consists of approximately 1.8 million ft2 of retail space including two anchor stores (Selfridges and Debenhams) involving basement construction for a service yard, a two level car park, four retail levels, malls on three levels, open central street and roofs, including a glazed roof above the malls.

The 13,800 tonnes of fabricated steelwork supplied by Severfield-Reeve included 3,400 of fabricated plate girders. Within the steelwork package Severfield-Reeve also integrated the supply and fixing of metal decking, shear studs, edge trim and edge protection.


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