Case StudiesConstruction of the Royal Mint Gardens development in central London presented a number of challenges, not least the fact that the site stands over busy railway lines.One of our regular clients here at Jamestown is LMH Engineering, one of the market leaders in mechanical and structural engineering solutions. Currently, they are aimed at growth in the data centre and pharmaceutical work. Since 1966, LMH Engineering has been providing its clients with a full design, manufacture and installation service on products which include:A Partnership Based on High Professional Standards It is inevitable that a steel fabricator such as Jamestown, with their industry-wide reputation for high standards and wide-ranging capabilities, will tend to find themselves working with a draughting company that is similarly well known in the construction sector for its highly accurate and technically-advanced drawing services. It is therefore unsurprising that Walsh Draughting Services and Jamestown have often worked together on challenging and complex projects.The versatility of steel is amply demonstrated in the exciting achievements of an award-winning manufacturing company, whose work at the Chelsea Flower Show hit international headlines.
Since its beginnings in 1998, Nugent Manufacturing has grown into a leading manufacturing company occupying an 11,000 square foot, purpose-built workshop in Naas, County Kildare. In 2015 the company was the Small Firms Association National Business Awards winner in the Energy & Environmental Sustainability category.A company which makes machines to cut grass with the precision needed for a perfect lawn can appreciate the accuracy of Jamestown’s plasma cutting techniques.
Founded in 1976, Major Equipment Intl. Ltd. Is a family firm based in Ballyhaunis, Co. Mayo, which also has offices in the UK and the Netherlands. Employing 95 people, the company currently exports all over the world, and envisions a future including expansion in the European Union.Jamestown Manufacturing Ltd. recently fabricated two 3.5 metre internal diameter industrial kettles for use in lead recycling at the Envirowales Recycling Plant in Ebbw Vale, South Wales.When sections of the Cuningar Loop pedestrian bridge were lifted into place over a meander in the river Clyde in east Glasgow, the bridge was being put together for the second time. To ensure a perfect fit, a trial erection of the hundred metre bridge had already taken place at the Jamestown Steel site.Jamestown Manufacturing made a major contribution to the construction of the largest urban shopping centre in Europe when we produced large steel girders for the Westfield Shopping City Extension project in Stratford, East London.Perfect Matching of Components - Jamestown faced difficult challenges on this project. The construction techniques employed by the project called for a very high degree of accuracy in the making of the large steel brackets. The Steel components, that were fabricated off-site, needed to match perfectly once delivered. The degree of precision required was much greater than normally required; the tolerances were as small as +/-0.25 millimetres.Key Infrastructure Replacement Two of the bridges (at Mauldeth Road and Fog Lane) were on the vital Manchester Airport railway line, which made adherence to the overall project schedule especially critical. The previous Mauldeth Road bridge had been in place for over a hundred years since the opening of the line in 1909. As the bridge replacements entailed road closures and stoppages to a major train line, contractors were under pressure to meet their deadlines. Jamestown’s involvement lasted approximately five months from start to finish. Large steel plates varying from 20 metres long, 22 tonnes piece weight, 3.5m wide, 125mm thick were all used in this project.