Nusteel News July 2017

July has seen our installation team erecting an interesting beam bridge in Sheerness. The 4 beams were built in pairs on the ground with temporary formwork fitted prior to lifting into place with a a 1000t crane. The complex 92t lift required careful planning to take into account the unusual shape of the beams. The… Read more

Nusteel News – June 2017

During June, we have been installing the new Cable Stay cyclebridge over the carriageway at Rushden Lakes retail development, Northamptonshire for Interserve. This impressive structure was designed by Nusteel’s installation team over a number of nightly road closures. The 45 metre main span is supported by 8 tension bars which are individually adjusted to provide… Read more

April News

This month is all about Nusteel’s delivery achievement. After a few long hard months, we have been awarded with FORS Bronze accreditation. This covers our main in-house tractor units, extensive collection of specialist trailers and our support site vehicles. Following on from their hard work and success, our Transportation and Compliance teams are now working… Read more

February 2017 – News Update

Since the beginning of 2017, we have been busy installing sign gantries on the road network. A number of large motorway gantry schemes are nearing completion and the Nusteel vans can be seen up and down the country completing the final touches.   February has seen Nusteel working locally in Tovil, near Maidstone in Kent…. Read more

December 2016 News

We have been very busy in December getting the new Ascot Station AFA Footbridge fitted out and ready for site installation. The bridge was commissioned to provide much needed increased capacity to facilitate the large numbers of rail users attending Ascot racecourse events. The structure comprises 2 main spans, 3 access stairs and 3 lift… Read more

This month’s projects – September 2016

Over the last few months, we have been busy finishing the installation of quite a few gantry structures on the M5 (J4A-6), M25 (J30), M3 and M60 motorway improvement schemes. An interesting project we have been involved with is the Wray Valley Trail in Devon. Forming a vital link on the off-road foot/cycle path between Newton… Read more

This month’s projects – July 2016

Over the last 2 months, we have been working on several bridge and gantry projects in the fabrication and paint shops. These include the A21 Barnetts Wood footbridge shown below. This is a multi-span Warren truss which sits on existing concrete piers and replaces an old concrete structure that had been struck by an over-height vehicle…. Read more

This month’s projects – May 2016

This month, through extensive planning, fabrication, glazing and cladding activities, we have completed the installation of the new footbridge project for Godalming Station. This AFA (Network Rail Access for All) structure combines a pedestrian footbridge with fully operational lifts manufactured in accordance with the DDA requirements. Nusteel were contracted to supply and install the bridge, complete with all… Read more

This month’s projects – April 2016

    During April, we have been busy on the M5 Smart Motorway project installing the first of many MS4 cantilever gantries. This was in addition to a number of different gantry types being installed on the M60 Smart Motorway scheme and the M25 J30 improvement project.   April also saw the installation works for the Chiltern… Read more

This month’s projects – March 2016

March saw the installation of our 52m Bow Warren footbridge in Herne Bay, Kent.  The spectacle of a 1000 tonne crane lifting the spliced 60 tonne structure on a bright Sunday afternoon proved to be a big draw for the locals, who stood watching from the nearby road. Meanwhile back at Nusteel’s yard the trial… Read more

This month’s projects – February 2016

With 2016 being a leap year the shortest month, February, gained an extra day and this was put to good use by our erection teams!  We installed another five portal gantries and four cantilever MS4’s on various motorway projects during the month.  This was in addition to the two lift shafts at Godalming Station in… Read more

This month’s projects – January 2016

2016 began with more gantries for both our fabrication and erection teams.  On the shop floor work on various gantries ramped up, with a number of projects programmed for the first half of the year.  These include structures for the M1 Junction 19, M3 Junctions 2a to 4, M25 Junction 30 (A13). On the erection… Read more

This month’s projects – December 2015

With 2015 coming to a close Nusteel’s gantry works continued at a rapid pace.  Despite December being a shorter month due to the Christmas period we installed eight gantries at various locations as well as a footbridge at Lawley Drive.  Shown above the footbridge was consisted of a 27m Vierendeel span, 1 No staircase and… Read more

This month’s projects – November 2015

November saw our run of gantry works around the UK continuing with a number of portal (above) and ADS (below) structures being installed on the A45 / A46 Tollbar End Improvement works near Coventry. This was followed by the installation of trestles and three non-access portal gantries as part of the M25 Junction 30 /… Read more

This month’s projects – October 2015

October was another busy month for the Nusteel delivery and erection teams. At the start of the month we took delivery of a second 80 tonne DAF tractor unit (shown below with our fleet) and, like its predecessor, it was quickly at work delivering the last part of the a Dover Link back to the… Read more

Primary Authority Agreement

Nusteel are very proud to be the first major steelwork contractor to gain a Primary Authority Agreement with Kent’s Trading Standards Service.  The agreement recognises the consistently high standards of service and technical ability demonstrated by Nusteel.   Working closely with the regulator is a new approach but has proved beneficial for both sides and it… Read more

This month’s projects – September 2015

Nusteel was kept busy during September installing a number of gantries on two sections of the M3.  Portal gantries were installed at Junction 6 – Black Dam while MS4 Bendy poles and a larger cantilever structure were erected between junctions 2A to 4. On the bridge side another over rail footbridge was installed at Shockerwick,… Read more

This month’s projects – August 2015

As part of Nusteel’s policy of continuous improvement work has been carried out over the last few months to improve our site facilities.  Work has been taking place to concrete further sections of our yard to make the movement and storage of both raw steel and finished structures easier.  In the meantime our Blast Shop… Read more

This month’s projects – July 2015

July saw our installation teams once again back down to Devon to install a third footbridge over the A38.  This time the structure was a 49m by 3.5m Bow Warren span at Drumbridges Roundabout near Newton Abbott. In the mean time work took place at Brook Road, North London to remove and replace two existing… Read more

BCSA Dinner

On the 23rd June a number of senior Nusteel personnel and their guests, pictured above, were pleased to attend the British Constructional Steelwork Association’s (BCSA) dinner at Plaisterers Hall in Central London.

This month’s projects – June 2015

June was all about Gantries for the Nusteel Installation Teams.  First the team headed north up the M1 to the Junctions 39-42 project installing a 39.5m non access portal gantry (similar to the above).  Then it was back down south as work began installing the first 7 No MS4 cantilever gantries out of 60 plus… Read more

This month’s projects – May 2015

May saw the Nusteel erection teams install another foot / cycle bridge over the A38, although this time the bridge was for Heathfield, near Newton Abbot in Devon. As well as a 41m Bow Warren span (as above on the way to site) the bridge features 106m of Warren truss ramps, 112m of Twin Stringer… Read more

This month’s projects – April 2015

April saw us busy with footbridge installations.  First there was a 30m Warren truss at Lower Darcy Street in Bolton.  Next it was over to Wrexham in Wales to install a 50m by 3m Warren truss before heading down to Cornwall for another Warren truss, this time at 48m in length, to go over the… Read more

This month’s projects – March 2015

During March Nusteel’s erection teams have been working at Corsham in Wiltshire to install a footbridge at the railway station.  Although closed to passengers in 1965, growth of the town has led to a campaign to reinstate the station.  Nusteel are proud to have provided and installed the new plate girder footbridge which was required… Read more

This month’s projects – February 2015

February saw Nusteel’s erection team in Stafford installing the above footbridge over the River Sow and the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal at Baswich.  Comprising two 24m Vierendeel spans with a bowed top chord and some 390m of Twin Stringer ramps. The completed structure was installed onto concrete piers over the flood plains adjacent to the… Read more

This month’s projects – January 2015

Nusteel have started 2015 by installing a 57 metre Sunburst Vierendeel Footbridge together with 96 metres of Twin Stringer Ramps at Broadbridge Heath, Horsham, West Sussex. Due to the size of the structure, it was transported to site in four sections which were then bolted together before the final lift.  The old footbridge (seen in… Read more

This month’s projects – December 2014

As our 60th year draws to a close, we can reflect that 2014 has been another successful year for Nusteel with lots of highlights in the shape of; successfully completed projects and the gradation of our two office Apprentices.  We would like to congratulate Chris Brown and Ben Smith who have both gained their HNC… Read more

This month’s projects – November 2014

Continuing our ongoing theme of 2014 producing a number of successful over rail bridges, our latest structure at Haxby in Yorkshire has been no exception.  The bridge consisted of a 38 metre central span with 2 No 20 metre approach spans. In a break from our recent run of installing bridges the end of November… Read more

This month’s projects – October 2014

This month we were delighted to welcome a new truck to our fleet of specialist vehicles.  The 80 tonne DAF tractor unit was quickly put to work with its first project being the moving of a refurbished passenger link back to its home at Dover Docks. The 46m main span passenger link shown was one… Read more

This month’s projects – September 2014

This month we installed the last of the three Anglia Footbridges for BAM Nuttall at Shaw Crescent in Brentwood (above).  This structure was a little different than usual as it comprised of three separate LM Spans, with an overall length of 63 metres, together with two staircases.  The bridge itself crosses two different railway lines… Read more

This month’s projects – August 2014

This month we installed a Twin Stringer Footbridge at Rugeley shown above.  We had previously installed another bridge in 2007 at Rugeley Power Station (seen in the background of this photo) and were contacted to provide a second bridge following the success of that project. A second Twin Stringer was also installed at Stourport as… Read more

This month’s projects – July 2014

This month we have again been busy installing gantries on the M25 including the super span shown above.  Due to the length of this gantry, at 64 metres, the structure was fabricated and transported to site in three pieces. These were then spliced together on site before finally being lifted in to place using a… Read more

This month’s projects – June 2014

This month we installed the last of the three ‘Package 5’ bridges. The bridge at Wye Station near Ashford, Kent now joins similar structures previously installed at North Bromley also in Kent and Kidbrooke in South London.  The 12.5 metre LM Span and 2 No twin stringer stairs were installed to replace a prefabricated concrete… Read more

This month’s projects – May 2014

Any fans who are thinking of going to the Rugby World cup next year may well find themselves using our latest bridge.  The double span Pratt Truss footbridge (shown above) was installed to replace an old concrete structure under the £5.2 million upgrade of Twickenham Station.  Although the station works, including widening of the platforms… Read more

This month’s projects – April 2014

This month we’ve been busy installing bridges in the East of England.  First we were in Suffolk installing a 43 metre Bow Warren truss Cycle Bridge over the A14 in Bury St Edmunds.  Although the project is known to us as Thingoe Hill, the finished structure (shown above) will be named Malthouse Bridge when it… Read more

Racer Boy!

Nusteel are pleased to announce we are sponsoring one of our Drawing Office Personnel, Chris Brown, as he races in the BARC Cannons Tin Tops Championship in Class T4. Chris has to compete in eight rounds (each round having two races) in order to accumulate points with the aim of winning the Championship at the… Read more

This month’s projects – March 2014

The month started with the installation of 2 No ‘Goal post’ type gantries at Fosse Shopping Park in Leicester.  This was swiftly followed by of the installation of a 13m fully clad LM span and 2 No staircases at Kidbrooke Station in South London.  In Warwickshire we delivered and installed Lock Lane Footbridge (above).  As… Read more

This month’s projects – February 2014

February was all about Trial Erections at Nusteel.  Rail bridges undergo a full trial erection at our works prior to their final finishing and installation on site.  Pictured are two of the rail bridges we have been fabricating for Geoffrey Osborne Rail.  Above is Kidbrooke Station, South London and below a similar structure for Wye… Read more

This month’s projects – December 2013

Due to the Christmas and New Year Holidays, December is usually a short month for us here at Nusteel.  This year we had only three full working weeks but we still managed to install 5 No gantries on the M25 together with several MS3 cantilevers and 3 No Gantries on the Birmingham Box. We were… Read more

Estonian Visitors

Working with the Concorde International School, Canterbury, we were pleased to recently welcome two students who are in the 3rd year of a three year fabricating and welding course from the Narva Vocational Training Centre in Estonia on an international work placement. Shown above with our Managing Director Ivor Roberts, Artemi Laumets (left) and Vadim… Read more

This month’s projects – November 2013

After stating last month that we had had one of our busiest months for installations, we then went on to surpass this in November 2013.  In total we installed 27 No gantries during the month – a mixture of 10 No MS4’s and 17 No Portal spans on both the M25 and Birmingham Box projects…. Read more

This month’s projects – October 2013

October 2013 has been one of our busiest months for installations during the last two years. The majority of the works were carried out on site on the M25 with the erection of 3 No portal gantries and 10 No Bendy Poles.  The installation of the South Stairs completed the existing Whitewebbs Footbridge works. On… Read more

This month’s projects – September 2013

This month has been all about gantries at Nusteel, with our erection teams installing quite a few new portal gantries and associated steelwork. The majority of these structures were on the Northern and Southern sections of the M25 LUS for Skanska Balfour Beatty. Together with the ‘new build’ gantries, we have also been busy working… Read more

This Month’s Projects – August 2013

This month, making the most of the good weather, we have been busy installing different types of gantry structures on the Birmingham Box Phase 3 and M25 gantry projects.  Utilizing both day and night closures, the teams have also been working hard carrying out site alterations and remedial works to existing structures on the M4/M5… Read more

Nusteel CE Marking

As most of you in the industry are aware it will become mandatory for all European manufacturers (including those in the United Kingdom) involved in structural steelwork to be able to CE Mark their steelwork from the 1st of July 2014.  We at Nusteel are therefore very pleased to confirm that we have obtained the… Read more

This Month’s Projects – July 2013

This month we installed the first of the ‘Kent Bridges’ at Kemsing Station (above).  Another two of these station access rail bridge structures are to be installed at Harrietsham and Shoreham stations later in the year. On the gantry side of things, having undergone a full refurbishment, 5 No portal gantries brought back from the… Read more

This Month’s Projects – June 2013

This month installation works at Birmingham continued with another four gantries being installed on site, while a fifth gantry was taken down and transported back to Nusteel on the M4/M5 project for refit.  The additional stairs for the Port Talbot project (as mentioned last month) were also installed for Costain who commented “Thanks for another… Read more

This Month’s Projects – May 2013

This month following the completion of the new gantry structures, works have begun on refurbishing several existing gantries on the M4/M5 project.  This included the dismantling and transportation back to Nusteel’s works of four gantries for a full refit.   Meanwhile another team were busy installing a Footbridge and Ramps at Port Talbot in Wales (as… Read more

This Month’s Projects – April 2013

This month our Erection teams have been busy installing the last of the Great Western Project footbridges at Whitchurch Station (as above) and another Ramp project at Queens Road in Walthamstow, London. At our manufacturing facility, our new steel stock yard crane has been installed and our Machine Shop relocation has been completed. These activities,… Read more

This Month’s Projects – March 2013

This month we have continued to install further gantries at the Birmingham Box project.  Another four were transported from our works and installed on site, three of which were installed on the Bescot Bypass utilizing under-slung steel beams also fabricated and installed by Nusteel (as shown above). We have also been up to Rugby, installing 10 No twin… Read more

This Month’s Projects – February 2013

This month, despite the inclement weather, we installed several more of the large span gantries for the Birmingham Box project, as well as installing a 35 metre Bow Warren span at Springlands Lane, Suffolk for the local council. We have also been recently successful with the award of three station footbridges and a further Vierendeel span… Read more

This Month’s Projects – January 2013

Each month we would like to update you on the latest structures Nusteel has fabricated and installed: – The start of the New Year saw us busy fabricating new gantries and steel beams for the under-slung steelworks for the Birmingham Box Phase 3 Project. Four of the non-access gantry structures were then transported from our… Read more

New Website Launch

Well we promised that changes were afoot here at www.nusteelstructures.com – welcome to our new and improved website Although our previous site has served us well since its launch back in 2006, we felt it was time to bring the site more up to date. Hopefully you will find the new layout more user friendly… Read more