Steelwork for London Gateway
Reception Building

The reception building for London Gateway was erected in 2013, with BS Steels’s installation team erecting the elegant structure designed and crafted in our workshops.

London Gateway is the UK’s newest deep-sea container port, combined with Europe’s largest logistics park, currently under construction on a former Shell refinery 25 miles east of central London. Click on the video below for a full explanation.

This page features several stages of the job, starting with 3D drawings, produced in our drawing office, and steelwork being prepared in our workshop in December 2012. Following the workshop and painting phase, the steelwork was sent to specialist painters to be given a brilliant white coating. It was then delivered on site, for BS Steels to then take over again for installation and erection.

The images from the site feature some spectacular views over to the Thames estuary. Note in particular the care taken to protect the high-gloss finish, with the sections remaining in their protective wrapping throughout.

The reception building will be one of the most prominent buildings on the site, and the steelwork on view behind glass curtain walling. So BS Steels’ handiwork, including some very special engineering, will be on show to all.

If you wish to see these images larger, either click on the thumbnails, or visit the album on our facebook page.

DEVELOPER – DP World
MAIN CONTRACTOR (admin building) – ISG Jackson

  • 3D steelwork plan by BS Steels Ltd for admin building, London Gateway
  • Overview of London Gateway
  • Steelwork for London Gateway in BS Steels' workshop
  • Steelwork for London Gateway in BS Steels' workshop
  • Machining steelwork for London Gateway in BS Steels' workshop
  • Steelwork for London Gateway admin building in BS Steels' workshop
  • Steel cones in BS Steels workshop, for London Gateway admin building
  • Welding steelwork for London Gateway, BS Steels' workshop, Portsmouth
  • Detail from 3D model, drawn by BS Steels for London Gateway admin building
  • Craning steel into place, London Gateway admin building
  • close-up of carefully wrapped steel assembly, London Gateway
  • assembling London Gateway admin building, Thames estuary in background
  • giant Meccano set:  steel awaiting assembly, London Gateway
  • giant Pick-up-Stix, London Gateway
  • steel lobby, London Gateway admin building
  • full frontal, London Gateway admin building
  • steel lobby structure, London Gateway admin building
  • roof structure, London Gateway admin building

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