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BRISTOL CABOT CIRCUS

A KIA Site Engineering Case Study

BRISTOL CABOT CIRCUS

Case Study

Project Details

Designed by Chapman Taylor in collaboration with engineers SKM and artist Navan Kilkarni the dramatic glazed roof grid structure covers an area of 5800m2 radiating from the central area of the shopping centre and extending to the adjoining streets. The complex roof design was the very first of its kind in the UK with SHS structures responsible for the supply manufacture and installation of the various elements to complete the roof structure.

The completed structure is beautiful and everybody involved deserves credit for a stunning result that was chosen as the winner for the structural steel design award in 2009.

Our Involvement

Site engineering services for this groundbreaking glazed roof design project (in association with MAL Ltd). Providing the client with robust reliable dimensional control in all three dimensions was essential to ensure the nodes on the steel frame were positioned precisely, as the structure itself was to be self supporting. Therefore, the geometry had to be correct according to the calculated and predicted design. Using high accuracy Leica total station technology we were able to achieve the required results with many painstaking hours on site continually checking and adjusting the individual steel frames before they were glazed.

CLIENT

Bristol Cabot Circus

PRINCIPAL CONTRACTOR

Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd

SERVICES

Dimensional Control, Engineering Surveying, AutoCAD Services, Setting Out

DATE

2007-2008