Adey Steel trusses in Dresden

Large Span Trusses Provide Home for Ethnic Fare

Leading Leicestershire based steel fabrication specialists, ADEY Steel Ltd, have recently completed works on a new food retail outlet in Dresden, Stoke-on-Trent for contractor Shah Builders.

Supplying the full steelwork package the structure was relatively lightweight but complex, with the most notable challenge being the roof structure supported by heavily loaded, one piece bespoke manufactured trusses of twenty-one metres in length and almost three metres in depth, to accommodate the clear opening retail areas at ground floor level. With the addition of a below ground culvert running through the site compromising both the weight of the crane and where on the site it could be placed the designers, fabricators and installers can be deemed justifiably proud of their endeavours.

The project was erected in just 12 days over 5 phases using the BIM model on site to assist with some of the technical connections. ADEY Steel Head of Contracts, Iain Griffiths, said of the project, “This project reflects the commitment and skill of the entire ADEY Steel team, along with fabricating and delivering these large trusses, which in itself is a significant task, the team installed the steel frame in what was challenging site conditions.”

The retail unit is now home to PAK Foods, a supplier of ethnic fare. Built on a disused plot of land, the unit sees the space, which was formerly home to a primary school brought back to life, after being unused for a decade. The completion of the project ensures that what was once an abandoned plot of land has now been given a new lease of life, boosting the local economy and improving the area.

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