Stadiums and leisure

Stadiums and leisure complexes are important sectors for the steelwork industry. The Group has an unrivalled record in the design, engineering and building of many of the UK's best known sports hubs, from the world-renowned Olympic Stadium to Arsenal Football Club's Emirates Stadium.

We have also provided timely and cost-effective solutions for key leisure destinations, ranging from exhibition and conference centres to state-of-the-art concert arenas. Other Group successes include Wimbledon Centre Court, Leeds Arena, Resorts World, Birmingham and Tate Modern Gallery.


Retail developments are becoming increasingly complex and ambitious as towns and cities position themselves as attractive shopping destinations in today's competitive economy. Major redevelopment in cities and out-of-town shopping facilities are challenging projects in their own right, requiring different skills and services. Project management and supply chain linkage are vital to successful project execution. Group successes include Westfield Shopping Centre, Hereford Old Livestock Market, John Lewis, Birmingham and projects for ASDA, Sainsbury's, Tesco and Aldi.

Power and energy

Power stations, sustainable energy facilities and waste processing plants form an important part of our business. Our professionalism, extensive sector experience and ability to meet specific engineering requirements enable us to continue serving these vital sectors in the UK and other parts of the world. Group successes include Essex Waste Treatment Plant, Cardiff, Suffolk and Cleveland Waste-to-Energy plants, Sellafield and Staythorpe Power Station.

Commercial offices

Through our work in the commercial office sector, we have made a significant impact on the cityscapes of London and other major commercial hubs around the country. We ensure our structural steel methods, products and processes keep up with the needs and challenges of this rapidly evolving sector. Our success is underpinned by specialist products such as FABSEC® and Firebeam®, together with other initiatives. Group successes include 5 Broadgate, Aldgate Tower, Moorgate Exchange, Fitzroy Place, BNP Paribas and Mark Lane.

Industrial and distribution

The Group is a trusted partner to the industrial, warehousing and distribution sectors, thanks to our strong reputation for engineering excellence and versatility. Unrivalled capacity, the ability to meet diverse and rigorous requirements and other strengths such as design capability, supply chain co-ordination and delivery speeds set us apart from our competitors. Our clients cover a wide range of sectors from automotive to retail, with major contracts including projects for ASDA, Sainsbury's, Tesco, Airbus and Jaguar Land Rover.


Transportation is a key market sector for the Group, which has delivered many prestigious projects, from multiple contracts with Heathrow Airport, to the pioneering Emirates Cable Car, which carries approximately two million passengers each year. Our extensive transportation expertise includes international airports, rail facilities and multi-storey car parks. Services range from design, planning and high-volume steel supply, to fabrication and construction. Other Group successes include Dublin International Airport, Birmingham New Street Station and Manchester Victoria Station.

Health and education

We have a long history in providing world class steel solutions for hospitals, which are increasingly being specified with structural steel frames. Key factors giving us an advantage in this sector include span length, enhanced flexibility, adaptability and speed of construction. We have also worked with many education clients and contractors over the years, each project bringing its own specific requirements and challenges. Group successes include Francis Crick Institute, Southmead Hospital and the University of Strathclyde.


As a key element of a country's infrastructure, bridge building requires skill, precision and quality on a large scale. Many of the steel bridges we create become famed landmarks in their own right. The Group has a strong reputation and extensive experience in the successful delivery of all types of bridgework, from major transport routes to footbridges. Group successes include East Croydon station Footbridge, Gateshead Millennium Bridge, Thameslink Borough Viaduct Footbridge, Pulpit Rock Viaduct and Glasgow Smartbridge.