The second phase of The Glass Works will be home to a variety of retail and leisure facilities including 26 new retail units, a 13 screen Cineworld, seven family restaurants, a Superbowl UK bowling, soft place and laser quest, a new public square and a 500-space multi-storey car park.
One block is entirely retail, measuring 97m x 30m and consisting of two-levels of shops. Steelwork is based around 8m x 9.25m grid pattern, although parts of the structure have an increased grid with beams spanning up to 12m. Facing one elevation of the retail block, the structure incorporates two levels of shops at ground and first floor, with a six-level multi-storey car park above.
The main part of this structure measures 73m x 37m, while the lower two-storey retail zone continues eastwards along the boulevard to create an extra 52m x 19m area.
Billington Structures fabricated, supplied and erected 450t of steelwork to strengthen the existing concrete frame to allow the hall to be reconfigured. New steelwork was also erected to form a new façade.
Take a look at the video below for more information on the project courtesy of BMBC and Henry Boot Construction Ltd.