South East Galvanizers is celebrating success after a recent partnership saw it play a part in the development of a brand new sports centre in South London.
The plant has teamed up with Graham Wood Structural, a leading structural engineering and fabrication company, to galvanize 212 tonnes of steel used in the construction of the Glass Mill Leisure Centre in Lewisham, which opened just last month.
The project, which was overseen by specialist contractor, Pellikaan, is part of a regeneration of the Loampit Vale, with the leisure facility situated on the bottom three floors of a 27 storey apartment building. Galvanizing was required on various areas of the competition swimming pool, including various beams and columns, 26 metre roof trusses, sloping tubular columns, and curved tubes which form a Brise Soleil façade – a sun shading structure – to the leisure centre, with precast seating supports throughout.
Alan Stone, Production Manager at Graham Wood Structural, explained: “This was a fantastic project to work on, as it has seen the creation of an eye-catching and unusual sports centre, where local people can enjoy its facilities and homes. We call upon South East Galvanizers as our main galvanizing partner on a regular basis, and the service we receive from them is exemplary every time.”
Neil Pearson, Commercial Manager at South East Galvanizers, added: “We were delighted to assist Graham Wood Structural on this project, particularly one that is so innovative. The regeneration of Loampit Vale in general is extensive and will provide local residents and visitors with a whole host of new amenities and employment opportunities. We look forward to working alongside Graham Wood Structural on many more exciting projects in the months and years to come.”