Main Contractor

Nottingham Trent University – STEM Teaching Centre

Robinson supplied and erected 180 tonnes of structural steelwork including the precast planks, stairs and metal decking.

Project Type
Teaching Centre
Main Contractor
Steel Tonnage
Works Carried Out
Structural Steelwork, Pre-cast planks, stairs and metal decking

Robinson are pleased to have been associated with the supply and installation of the steelwork and precast package for the new Interdisciplinary STEM Teaching and Engagement Centre (ISTEC) which contains state-of-the-art laboratories for teaching undergraduates and postgraduate students. It will also support the University’s schools, colleges and community outreach activities, while providing important facilities for industry and a platform for wider collaboration.

The site programme was completed ahead of schedule and handed over in a phased manner to suit the following trades.

Robinson were invited to the “Topping-out Ceremony” by the University project team on Monday 14th November 2016. The “Topping-out Ceremony” is believed to go back a thousand years to the Scandinavian people, who traditionally raised a flag, a fir tree or both when the timber frame (or in this case steel) of a building reached its maximum height, the custom of the fir tree symbolizing bringing life to the building.

“The work undertaken by the Robinson Structures team on our new Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Centre (ISTeC), was a key part of the successful project delivery, and an excellent example of positive, pro-active collaboration in construction.”

Andrew Hopewell MCIOB MA – Lead Construction Manager, Nottingham Trent University

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