current projects





The Year of the Bridge

Bridges will feature largely in SH Structures order book for 2014 with several new footbridges to be supplied and installed, which include two moving bridges. We will be installing a new swing bridge over Deptford Creek in Greenwich and a high profile lifting bridge at Paddington Basin in London. Other projects are for a number of varying footbridge designs and will add to the growing list of projects secured for 2014.


New Project Awards.

We are pleased to see an upturn in the UK construction market and this has resulted in a number of new orders for the company. These include a number of footbridges with orders secured for footbridges in Greenwich, Basingstoke, Paddington, Manchester and Boston in Lincolnshire. The bridges are all different designs and include two moving structures, a swing bridge and a lifting bridge.

We will also be supplying a feature tubular lattice screen for a new development in Canning Town for Bouygues UK.


The Kelpies Falkirk

After many months of design work, 3d modelling and fabrication, erection of Scotland’s latest landmark started on site on June17th. The project, which is part of the Helix redevelopment scheme, will see the two 30m high horses heads tower above the eastern entrance to the Forth and Clyde canal. Based upon an original work by Scottish sculptor Andy Scott the Kelpies have presented many challenges.

Secured on a Design and Build basis SH Structures developed the existing design to produce a cost effective yet buildable solution whilst retaining the original aesthetics of the models produced by Andy Scott. With favourable summer weather the installation work is due for completion in October with the structures being opened to the public in April 2014 when hopefully they will become another ‘must see’ major tourist attraction.


Stonehenge Visitors Centre nearing completion

SH Structures are close to completing their scope of work on yet another major UK visitor attraction.

Designed by architect Denton Corker Marshall, the new building forms part of a 27m redevelopment of the historic site which will enhance the visitor experience for many years to come.

As with all complex structural projects the scheme was not without its challenges but SH Structures worked very closely with both the architect and the structural engineers SKM to ensure that the final structure satisfied the high expectations of the client.

The feedback from the architect to our work has been extremely positive and we look forward to seeing the new centre finally being opened to the public.


Work underway on World Wildlife Fund UK Headquarters: Living Planet Centre

SH Structures are working with specialist timber company Constructional Timber providing the feature columns and other elements for the new Hopkins designed building.

The building, which is in Woking, sits alongside the Basingstoke Canal and has an 80m long curved timber grid shell covering around 3,600m2 of accommodation. Having worked with both Hopkins and Constructional Timber on other such projects this will be another grid shell to add to our growing portfolio of such feature roof structures.


The Kelpies public arts scheme is now well underway.

Work on this fantastic project is now well underway with our Yorkshire facility full of sections of the complex tubular assemblies that will go to make the structural frames for the two 30m high horses heads due to be erected in Scotland in 2013.

Sadly, until we start the site installation, there is nothing yet that resembles any part of the anatomy of a horse, with perhaps only the ears being vaguely recognisable so far!

Andy Scott, the sculptor, upon whose original work the scheme is based, has become a regular visitor to our works has been very complimentary about our production team. Andy, who normally does all his own fabrication, is great to work with as he really appreciates the skill required to produce the level of quality turned out by our fabricators and welders.

More information about the project can be found on www.thekelpies.co.uk and www.thehelix.co.uk.


SH Structures secure Visitors Centre project at one the UK's most popular tourist site. 

Work has started on site on the new visitors centre at Stonehenge in Wiltshire where Vinci have started the preparatory work ready for construction work to begin. SH Structures will be supplying and installing all the new structural steel frame for the new building designed by Denton Corker Marshall architects. The English Heritage scheme will see the new visitors centre take the form of a single storey structure housing two pods with a curved roof supported on a series of apparently random columns.  We are delighted that we have the opportunity to work on another high profile tourist site after recently completing the work on the Cutty Sark in Greenwich.


Dramatic public realm artwork installation well underway.

The site installation of the ‘Stratford Shoal’ project is progressing well with many of the ‘leaves now in place. The scheme is situated outside the Stratford Transport Interchange and will be one of the first sights to be seen by visitors to the 2012 Olympic Games. SH Structures have been involved in the project for some time and have worked closely with the schemes architects, Studio Egret West, and the Client, Newham Council to deliver this adventurous piece of public art. Consisting of a number of tubular steel ‘trees’ which support multi-coloured titanium clad leaves the project will be completed in April.


Assembly work underway for Scunthorpe Footbridge

Working for client Clugston Facilities Management, SH Structures are currently carrying out assembly work on a warren girder type footbridge for the aptly named Bridges Road in Scunthorpe. The scheme needs to be turned around quickly as the bridge is needed on site before Christmas. Part of the Sustrans National Cycle Network the bridge will provide a safe crossing for both pedestrians and cyclists.


SH Structures fabricating weathering steel footbridge for Norwich.

To be named after local businessman Peter Jarrold, Peter’s bridge crosses the River Wensum in central Norwich. The bridge is formed using a curved fabricated box beam with cantilever frames supporting the deck. The complete structure is being made from weathering steel and will have a timber deck and feature side panels with a stainless steel mesh balustrade panels. SH Structures are working closely with the bridge designers Ramboll and main contractor RG Carter to ensure the completed bridge will be as striking in reality as it appeared in the original concept images.


Rotherham Central Station gradually takes shape.

Part of the transformation of Rotherham Town Centre, the station, when completed, will provide a new ticket office, passenger lounge, platform canopies and other welfare facilities. New stairs and lifts as well as refurbishment of the existing footbridge will provide better access for the travelling public.
Working with existing client Galliford Try Rail, SH Structures are carrying out a lot of the work during limited night time track possessions which brings additional challenges to the erection of the various structures.