Macalloys First Tension Structure Building, the Renault Distribution Centre, Swindon, UK

Macalloy provided Tension Rods and Macalloy Bars to this iconic building which went on to form a blueprint for architects wanting to create a structure without any internal columns using a stayed roof design.

Designed and built in the early 1980’s the brief for the Renault building was to provide a completely flexible internal space with no internal columns. The world famous architect Norman Foster came up with the stayed roof design, the first of its kind known to Macalloy.

External support columns were anchored to the ground using Macalloy tension bars and then further Macalloy rods used to suspend the roof structure. The building is made up of a number of 24 metre by 24 metre bays, all using steel arches to span the roof which are supported externally with the Macalloy bars in the stayed structure.

Photograph taken by Richard Davies

Architect: Norman Foster/ Foster& Partners

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VTB Arena, Moscow Russia

Work is well under way at the VTB Arena - also known as Dynamo Central Stadium. Macalloy have provided galvanised 520 Grade Tension Rods in M16, M85 and M100. Work is expected to be completed later on this year, ready to host FIFA 2018 World Cup. Macalloy is also supplying Tension Rods to 4 other Russian Stadiums/Arena's - again these venues will be hosting the 2018 World Cup.



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Site Services

Macalloy can provide support for installation and stressing of all our products. Site services support includes equipment hire, training of site personnel to install and tension bars and on site installation.

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