Balfour Beatty reaches milestone in creation of Europe’s largest pillar-free ballroom in London

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    Balfour Beatty has reached an important milestone in the creation of Europe’s largest ballroom this month.It has installed the trusses that will support the roof covering a 3000m² space in the £121m prestigious hotel and residential scheme being built on the Greenwich Peninsula in London for Grove Developments, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Arora Group.

    Due to their size, measuring 42m in length and weighing over 40 tonnes, each of the nine trusses, containing hundreds of welds and over 500 bolts, was lifted into place in four sections in a complex process lasting several weeks.

    To reduce the installation time, supply chain partner Apex Structural Steel utilised five different workshops across the country. The project will be completed in the autumn 2015.

    Daniel Fountain / 28.12.2014

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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