The company, owned by Allan Curtis of Hempstead Road, has designed, manufactured and installed nearly 100 portal frames as part of the massive £50 million refurbishment of The Mailbox.
It was appointed by main contractor Galliford Try Construction Central to create the modular GRP sections which were manufactured as fully-finished components to simulate Armoucoat (polished plaster), all ready for the fast-track installation phase.
Each portal comprises 11.3m long horizontal beams placed upon a pair of vertical supporting uprights 5.3m tall.
The have been lifted to a high level under the new atrium roof and form a significant feature in the central walkway providing larger public areas in addition to improvements to the surrounding infrastructure.
The plans were designed by Stirling Prize winning architects Stanton Williams. The entire retail mall will be enclosed and sky lit, to create an urban room with new facades, finishes and store frontages. Read more about the revamped Mailbox in the Birmingham Mail here: New urban room to open at revamped Mailbox
There’s more about the work about Design and Display Structures in previous Uckfield News stories:
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