Kloeckner Westok At The IStructE Dinner

Kloeckner Westok projects were successful at the Institution of Structural Engineers’ Midlands Counties Regional Group annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony, held last week at Edgbaston Stadium in Birmingham.

The black tie dinner and awards ceremony celebrates the most innovative structural engineering projects across the Midlands region of the UK for 2016. With awards being presented by Martin Powell, Chief Executive of the Institution, the great and good of the region’s structural engineers were out in force, vying for eleven awards across a variety of construction sectors.

Ingenuity House, the multi-million pound regional headquarters for the leading international support services and construction group, Interserve, won two awards: the Commercial/Retail Structures Award and main award of the evening, the Tony Strong Award For Outstanding Local Excellence.

This outstanding commercial development features Kloeckner Westok cellular beams throughout, and was designed by consulting engineers Arup and Sheppard Robson Architects. The frame is currently being erected by Billington Structures, and when completed in 2018 will bring together 1,200 people currently spread across four offices into one landmark structure for Interserve.

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Ingenuity House: Image from Sheppard Robson Architects.

Kloeckner Westok were also involved with the winner of the Education/Healthcare structure award, the ground-breaking University of Birmingham School, designed by Ramboll consulting Engineers and Associated Architects. Morgans of Usk fabricated the frame for Willmott Dixon.

This is the UK’s first state secondary school to be based in a university, offering private school-standard education to local students for free. Kloeckner Westok cellular rafters feature prominently in the Sports Hall.

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University of Birmingham School Image Associated Architects.

A great night for Kloeckner Westok was rounded off with a Commendation for another project featuring Kloeckner Westok beams, the National College for High Speed Rail, designed in conjunction with Fairhurst Consulting Engineers. Midland Erection fabricated and erected the structure for Willmott Dixon.

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Visuals of the proposed National College for High Speed Rail (NCHSR) At Birmingham.

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