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Railway Works and Repairs

BS Steels is active in the Railways sector, and in particular in repair and replacement work of structures, barriers and parapets. This is demonstrated in the following cases studies.

New railway bridge parapet, Marcon Place, London E8

BS Steels designed, manufactured and installed this new railway bridge parapet. Over Easter Bank Holiday 2013, seven independent rail bridges supporting four tracks and four platforms at Hackney Downs Station were demolished and reconstructed – all within 99 hours. Main contractor Osborne’s time-lapse video (below) captures this remarkable and challenging project.BS Steels was asked to deliver the parapet within a 4-week timescale. This included:

  • Our own EDM survey, modelled on our TEKLA® system, involving very complex loading calculations.
  • Design and manufacture, including galvanising, special anti-graffiti powder coating, and anti-vandal fixings. We called on specialists MGC+ to galvanise and powder coat 10 tonnes of steel plates.
  • More than 200 diamond-drilled holes through the concrete upstand, to zero tolerances.
  • An on-site timetable reflecting the necessity to have the parapets complete and services relaid and connected, before the platform extensions could be used.

The Marcon Place Underbridge Reconstruction project was ‘Highly Commended’ in 2013’s Network Rail Partnership Awards for ‘Best Medium Project Category’. The Awards were created by Network Rail to reward the great partnerships that exist within the rail industry. We are proud to have played our part in this project.

You can also view as an album on our Facebook page.

Pedestrian footbridge, Wareham Station

wareham_compositeThe task to renovate and maintain this footbridge required BS Steels to strip the bridge back to its original structure. Any part of the structure which had delaminated or was damaged in any way was then cut out and replaced. The railway underneath had to remain operational throughout the period, requiring the bridge to be scaffolded and totally encapsulated, with relatively constricted working space.

A feature of the finished bridge is the sleek stainless steel handrail. Sealed within the stainless steel tube is LED lighting. This is a capability that can be transferred to any project requiring stylish handrails with built-in illumination: the location, number of lights and angle of light can all be adjusted to provide the desired arc of light.

For enquiries on BS Steels’s capabilities in railway steelwork, bridge repair work or architectural steelwork, please contact Roger Slade on 07802 265438, or by e-mail.

M25 Viaduct Strengthening and Repairs

Students from West Herts College visiting BS Steels site at Gade Valley ViaductMulti-year project strengthening the welds on the underside of the viaduct spans on the M25 Gade Valley Viaduct. BS Steels’s longest continuous project, with a dedicated team likely to be on site for several years. Read more...

Highway Works and Repairs

BS Steels team working on expansion joint replacement, M25 Gade Valley Viaduct May 2018ISO 9001:2015; National Highway Sector Scheme No 20 qualifies BS Steels to supply, manufacture and install any highways or railway asset involving steel. Repairs are a particular focus. Read more...

Old Thorns Manor Hotel

aerial view of old thorns apartment block under constructionThe largest and most complex example of BS Steels’s work in the hospitality and leisure sector. It is also a prime example of BS Steels’s principal contractor services, delivering seamless project management on behalf of the client. Read more...

Distribution Centre Jersey

installing new steel canopy, Ferryspeed warehouse JerseyWarehouse Conversion and extension to enable delivery, loading and storage in optimum temperature-controlled conditions. Read more...

Steel for the Hospitality Sector

Ham yard Hotel, Soho, London; steelwork by BS SteelsBS Steels has an impressive record in the hospitality sector. Working with many leading hotel, restaurant and pub companies, as well as individual operators, we are proud to have been part of some amazing transformations. Read more...

Steel Stairs and Balustrades

Mild steel spiral staircase installed by BS Steels 131 Shoreditch High St LondonBS Steels designs, fabricates and installs steel staircases, balustrades and railings, in forms to suit a myriad of locations and applications. Read more...

Railings, Ramps, and Grilles

Steel is a very suitable and versatile material for railings, ramps, staircases, decorative and security grilles. Browse a selection of BS Steels projects across many sectors. Read more...

Mixed Retail/Residential Refurbishment

Stainless steel staircase reflected in mirror131 Shoreditch High St, London E1. Structural steel manufactured and installed for new floor layouts. Architectural staircases and features in mild and stainless steel. Read more...

M4 Viaduct Repairs

test assembly of steel repair plates for M4 motorway viaductMain Steel Sub-Contractor on highly time-critical repairs on M4 Boston Manor Viaduct. Numerous technical and logistical challenges overcome to enable completion just in time for the 2012 Olympics. Read more...

London Office Block Refurbishment

Steelwork at St Paul's House, London, by BS SteelsComplex office block refurbishment, with basement completely revamped, ground floor lowered to existing pavement level. Included new steel staircases, creation of service voids, new steel sixth floor and roof. Read more...

London Gateway Reception Building

assembling London Gateway admin building, Thames estuary in backgroundDesign, fabrication and installation of steelwork for reception building of the UK’s newest deep-sea container port and Europe’s largest logistics park. Read more...

Community Church, Springhead Park, Kent

steel framework, front view, north kent community church, springhead parkNorth Kent Community Church. Manufacture and erection of steel superstructure for North Kent Community Church, Ebbsfleet. Erected to schedule through some of the worst winter weather for many years. Read more...

Sports Complex within Listed Building

steel framework for mezzanine floor, hms temeraire, portsmouthGrade II Listed Building Refurbishment. Steel mezzanine, stairs, balustrades, and glazed steel entrance canopy designed, manufactured and installed by BS Steels. Read more...

Central Mosque, Portsmouth

Steels installed by BS Steels, ready for new floor aboveInstallation of new mezzanine floor, significantly adding capacity and enhancing utility of building. Read more...