We have the design skills, engineering skills and experience to handle complex projects over a diverse range of market sectors, whether for work, play, travel or to provide essential infrastructure.

Core infrastructure sectors

Transport Arrow White Up

Our expertise includes international airports, road and rail facilities and bridges. Many of the structures we create become famed landmarks in their own right. Services range from design, planning and high-volume steel supply, to fabrication and construction. As a key element of the UK's infrastructure, bridge building requires skill, precision and quality on a large scale. Our growing bridge business has a strong reputation and extensive experience in the successful delivery of all types of bridgework, including major transport routes.

Successes

Multiple contracts with Heathrow Airport, London Bridge, Manchester Victoria and Birmingham New Street stations, Ordsall Chord (link bridge between Manchester's Victoria and Piccadilly stations), Ely Southern Bypass.

Group market share (for infrastructure including bridges)

5-10%

Power and energy Arrow White Up

Power stations, sustainable energy facilities and waste processing plants form an important part of our business. Our professionalism, extensive sector experience and ability to meet specific engineering requirements enable us to continue serving these vital sectors in the UK and other parts of the world.

Successes

Essex and Milton Keynes waste treatment plants, Peterborough and Covanta (Dublin) Waste to Energy plants, Port of Liverpool Biomass Terminal, Ferrybridge Power Station.

Group market share

5-10%

Health and education Arrow White Up

We have a long history of providing world-class steel solutions for hospitals, which are increasingly being specified with structural steel frames. Key factors giving us an advantage in this sector include span length, enhanced flexibility, adaptability and speed of construction. We have also worked with many education clients and contractors over the years, each project bringing its own specific requirements and challenges.

Successes

Francis Crick Institute, Nigeria Syringe Factory, University of Strathclyde, Victoria & Albert Museum (Dundee), Kings College Hospital, Graphene Innovation Centre.

Group market share

<5%

Core construction sectors

Commercial offices Arrow White Down

Through our work in the commercial office sector, we have made a significant impact on the cityscapes of London and other major commercial hubs around the world. We ensure our structural steel methods, products and processes keep up with the needs and challenges of this rapidly evolving sector.

Successes

The Shard, Leadenhall Tower, 5 Broadgate, Nova Victoria, New Street Square, South Bank Tower, Principal Place, One Angel Court, Southbank Place, London Development Project, 22 Bishopsgate.

Group market share

20-30%

Industrial and distribution Arrow White No Change

The Group is a trusted partner to the industrial, warehousing and distribution industries, thanks to our strong reputation for engineering excellence and versatility. Unrivalled capacity, the ability to meet diverse and rigorous requirements and other strengths such as design capability, supply chain co-ordination and delivery speeds set us apart from our competitors.

Successes

Major contracts for BMW, Unilever, Sports Direct, Ocado, ASDA, Sainsbury's, Prologis, Gazeley, Jaguar Land Rover, Rolls-Royce, Amazon and DHL.

Group market share

10-20%

Stadia and leisure Arrow White No Change

Stadia and leisure complexes are important sectors for the steelwork industry. The Group has an unrivalled record in the design, engineering and building of many of the UK's best known sporting hubs. We have also provided timely and cost-effective solutions for key leisure destinations, ranging from exhibition and conference centres to state-of-the-art concert arenas.

Successes

Paris Philharmonic Hall, First Direct (Leeds) Arena, Olympic Stadium, Arsenal F.C. (Emirates Stadium), Wimbledon Centre Court (roof) and No.1 Court roof, Liverpool F.C. (redevelopment of Anfield Stadium), Manchester City F.C. (south stand redevelopment), Tottenham Hotspur F.C. (new stadium).

Group market share

40-50%

Retail Arrow White Up

Retail developments are becoming increasingly complex and ambitious as towns and cities position themselves as attractive shopping destinations in today's competitive economy. Major redevelopment in cities and out-of-town shopping facilities are challenging projects in their own right, requiring different skills and services. Project management and supply chain linkage are vital to successful project execution.

Successes

Bradford's Westfield Shopping Centre, Hereford Old Livestock Market, Birmingham John Lewis, Bracknell's The Lexicon, Coal Drops Yard and projects for ASDA, Sainsbury's, Tesco, Morrisons and Costco.

Group market share

20-30%

Data centres and other Arrow White No Change

Data centres are an ever-growing part of the business world. In recent years, they have become increasingly important to businesses of all sizes as they look for cost-effective alternatives to high in-house IT and other costs. With a large proportion of data centres being specified in steel, the Group is well placed to meet the needs of this rapidly expanding sector, and our cost, speed and flexibility have resulted in several key contract awards.

Successes

London Data Centre (Slough), Microsoft (Amsterdam), Telehouse (London) and Amazon (Dublin).

Group market share

5-10%

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