122 Waterloo Street

An award-winning city centre project has been constructed using structural sections supplied by British Steel.

122 Waterloo Street is one of Glasgow’s most prominent projects in recent years. It formed the first phase of the Bothwell Exchange, which includes a second building on the northern section of the site.

Located within Glasgow’s Central Business District, the scheme won the Corporate Workplace award for the Scottish region at the 2020 BCO (British Council for Offices) Awards.

The building itself provides 13,900m2 of space over the basement, ground and the 8 open-plan upper floors, all of which can extend to circa 1,700m2.

122 Waterloo Street has long clear-free spans on all floors. The requirement for this was one of the main reasons for choosing a steel frame as the use of steelwork has aided in achieving the long, flexible spans with no internal columns, while the use of cellular beams has integrated the services within the structural floor zones, removing the need to increase the height of the building.

BHC erected the steelwork for this project using the site’s 2 tower cranes, with the heaviest steel lift being 2 9-tonne columns that extend upwards from the building’s basement to its first floor.

British Steel supplied 1,315 tonnes of structural sections to the steelwork contractor as part of this project.

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British Steel is delighted to have supported BHC in the successful execution of this prominent city centre project. It is one of the UK’s leading steelwork contractors and executes a wide range of complex structures both in the UK and overseas. I am proud that our relationship with BHC continues to go from strength to strength.

Ben Cunliffe, Commercial Director, British Steel