Tata Steel’s Shotton plant helps to transform icon
Posted on 08 Feb 2020 and read 1202 times
Tata Steel’s Shotton plant in North Wales has supplied the premium steel flooring for one of the UK’s largest-ever construction projects — the transformation of Battersea Power Station into a hub for businesses and the community, and the location for Apple’s new London headquarters.
To date, the project has required 135,000m2 of composite floor decking — enough to cover two football pitches. For the internal floors, Tata Steel supplied its ComFlor lightweight composite flooring system, which has the strength to achieve the load and span requirements of complex designs.
Jo Evans, managing director of Tata Steel Building Systems UK, said: “The team at Shotton is proud to have developed the quality steel that has played a role in bringing one of London’s most iconic buildings back to life.
“We collaborated closely with steelworks contractor William Hare Group to provide guidance on the type of flooring needed.
"Our ability to offer support and advice for such a complex package helped us to win the contract.”
Battersea Power Station is known for its four chimneys and its art deco design.
“The coal-fired power station closed in 1983 and remained empty until renovations began in 2013.
It will ultimately become a mixed-use development with homes, a new tube station, office and retail space, a library, a medical centre, a concert venue and 100 new retail, food and drink units.
Tata Steel (www.tatasteeleurope.com
) is one of Europe’s leading steel producers, with steel-making facilities in the Netherlands and the UK.