- Construction start date: 2015
- Construction end date: January 2017
- Location: Uxbridge, UB8 1TD
- Extension of 230,000 square feet
- 1,000 tonnes of British Steel sections supplied
- 1,600 jobs created locally
Uxbridge is a popular town in West London with a thriving community and a demand for high-quality workspace. Working with Shipley Structures Limited on the town’s largest office development, we supplied over 1,000 tonnes of our structural sections to one of the biggest office blocks in the area, The Charter Building.
Originally constructed in the 1980s with a concrete frame, The Charter Building required updating to meet the requirements of the modern population. Commencing in 2015, the project took 2 years to complete.
As the only UK manufacturer of structural sections, we supplied 1,000 tonnes of our steel for the redevelopment. Charter Building was extended by approximately 50% in area to 230,000 square feet and is now one of the largest new office buildings in the South East.
During its renovation, Charter Building created over 1,600 jobs – a great boost to the economy! Lisa Coulson, Marketing Manager for Construction, said: “It’s good to see our steel making such a difference to local communities.
“Our sections are used in a variety of projects across the UK from smaller office blocks to larger iconic structures. We work with our customers to achieve the best possible outcome for the wider economy, producing bespoke solutions and offering local support through our extensive UK distribution network.”
Charter Building is now integrated into the vibrant community of Uxbridge. Located at the heart of the town, and manufactured from quality materials to the highest specifications, the impressive building provides a home to many local, national and global businesses.
Lisa said: “The response from the redevelopment was overwhelmingly positive. It was a pleasure to work with Shipley Structures and it was great to see the end result.”