Macalloy Architectural Tension Bars Suspending Skywalk and Tensioning Skylight at Research Centre; Rotherham, UK

Macalloy Architectural Tension Bars / Tie Rod Systems were utilised to add to the architectural steel work aesthetic of the Research Centre at Rotherham.

Macalloy tension rods are used to suspend a skywalk and provide tensioning and structural support for a large glass skylight.

The use of the Macalloy tie rod system allows for the use of the same fork, clevis, end fitting to be used and provide a uniform architectural finish and help provide for a lightweight steel structure.

The Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) has been designed as one of the country’s first carbon neutral buildings. Situated on a brownfield site, which has been reclaimed from an old coal and opencast mine, this fully sustainable ‘factory of the future’ will test new technologies for the aerospace industry.

Architect – Bond Bryan Ltd

Contractor – The Bowmer & Kirkland Group

Engineer – Buro Happold

Image taken by Daniel Hopkinson

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Business Award Winners!!

Macalloy are now the proud owners of the Sheffield Business Awards Excellence in International Trade Award. Pictured is some of the team from Macalloy with a representative from the award sponsor Pressure Technologies.


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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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