William Hare deal secures Scalpel and Bishopsgate for British Steel
Structural steelwork contractor William Hare has struck a supply chain deal with British Steel.
The partnership agreement ensures that steel produced in Scunthorpe will be used to build 100 Bishopsgate and The Scalpel, on both of which William Hare is working.
100 Bishopsgate is a 40-storey office tower being developed by Brookfield and constructed by Multiplex in the City of London. The building transitions from a parallelogram at its base to a rectangle at its top. British Steel is supplying William Hare with 3,500 tonnes of steel for this project.
The Scalpel is a 36-storey office tower being built by Skanska at 52 Lime Street in London under a £200m contract. British Steel is supplying William Hare with 1,000 tonnes of steel for this project.
British Steel was launched on 1st June 2016 after it was purchased from Tata Steel by the family investment office Greybull Capital. The steel is made at its Scunthorpe site and the biggest sections are rolled at its Teesside Beam Mill.
William Hare chief executive David Hodgkiss said: “We are delighted to have agreed our contract with British Steel, ensuring that we continue to supply market-leading products to our customers. The construction market can be very demanding and William Hare, and in turn our clients, demand all the materials we use meet the highest specifications.
“It is also pleasing to be able to support UK manufacturing, however the main reason we are using British Steel is because of the quality of the steel they manufacture.”
British Steel commercial director Peter Hogg added: “At British Steel we pride ourselves on delivering the products our customers need, when they need them, and our highly-skilled teams are dedicated to ensuring we not only make world class steel but deliver a world class service.
“The sections market is highly competitive so to be working in partnership with William Hare can only be good for both businesses.”
Previous William Hare projects in London include structural steelwork for the 36-storey Walkie Talkie (20 Fenchurch Street) and the roof of the transformed London Olympic Stadium.
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This article was published on 16 Sep 2016 (last updated on 19 Sep 2016).