Billington Structures have provided the structural steelwork for a new leisure facility in Romford, London. The new Sapphire Ice & Leisure offers a range of activities and facilities, including a gym, swimming pool, dance studios, café and a full-sized ice rink. This venue will also be home for top ice hockey team, the London Raiders.
What made this complex even more challenging is that the client required a suspended ice rink structured above the swimming pool, which had to be achieved without the use of internal columns. Temperature and humidity had to be considered and extensive steelwork protection was provided to help future-proof the structure for years to come.