Worksop Galvanizing has been called upon to provide its specialist hot-dip galvanizing treatment to 121 steel nodes used by Derby-based B&K Structures in the £17.5 million pound redevelopment project at Sheffield’s largest indoor market.
The new market, under construction by main contractor Bowmer & Kirkland, is due to be completed in November and has been commissioned by Sheffield City Council and the Scottish Widows Investment Property Partnership Trust. It will replace the city’s well-known Castle Markets, which housed over 200 stalls in its entirety.
The free-form structure is made up of a number of triangular bays formed by using the steel nodes to connect a series of glulam timber members. Worksop Galvanizing was approached by B&K Structures, who supplied and installed the roof structure, to provide its galvanizing expertise to the project which will prevent the structural steel components from rusting and provide an attractive, aesthetic finish to the exposed elements of the roof.
“Paul Robinson, Commercial Manager of Worksop Galvanizing, said: “We were pleased to assist B&K Structures, who required our technical help prior to the project to ensure that all of the nodes would be specifically designed to suit the galvanizing process. We’re delighted to have been involved in such a high profile project and are very pleased with the feedback that we’ve already received.”
Sally Wallwin, Development Engineer of B&K Structures, explained: “We have once again partnered with Worksop Galvanizing on the construction of the new market hall, and are all really looking forward to its official opening. We have a great working relationship with the firm and have been using its services for over 10 years – their reliability and quality of product which always exceeds our expectations.”