Freeman’s Reach

  • Location
  • Sector
  • Main Client
    Maple Oak Plc
  • Main Contractor
  • Architect & Engineer
    Faulkner Browns & WSP Group
  • Steelwork Contractor
    Harry Marsh Engineers Limited
  • Westok Solution
    30 T Cellular Beams


Freemans Reach provides 9,600m2 of commercial and retail space over 4 stories and across two buildings in the heart of the cathedral city of Durham.

Kloeckner Metals UK Westok are uniquely positioned to offer Plate Beams from our automated T&I line or traditional Westok cellular beams manufactured from section. WSP were able to use the right product in the right place using traditional Westok cellular beams for clear span secondary beams and Westok Plate Beams in areas where shear became dominant in the design – transfer beams and primary beams.

Cost effective solution

With the selection of Westok products as the most efficient and cost effective solution, the building was then modelled by WSP in Fastrak Building Designer. The detailed design of the Westok’s was carried out by WSP using the Cellbeam software and the import/export functionality between the two pieces of software. Cellbeam v10.1 is available as a free download from the kloeckner Westok website.

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