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Truss lift at Ravenscraig football hall

The last truss for the £31M Ravenscraig regional sports facility in Motherwell was lifted into place this week.

The facility is being built by Balfour Beatty Construction Scottish & Southern for North Lanarkshire Council.

Each of the bespoke trusses were delivered to site in halves and then assembled on site. Once assembled
the 72m-long x 5m deep trusses weighed close to 45t each. They were then lifted into position using two 120T crawler cranes in tandem.

The contract commenced in January 2009 and is scheduled for completion within 70 weeks.

The new facility which will comprise a football hall, athletics hall and sports hall is being built on part of the site of the old Ravenscraig Steelworks.

The facility has been confirmed as a key venue for the 2011 International Children’s Games to be held in Lanarkshire and is under consideration to be an Olympic and Commonwealth training camp.



Main contractor: Balfour Beatty
Project Manager and Cost Consultants: Doig+Smith
Architect: Populous
Structural engineer: Buro Happold
Steelwork contractor: Bone Steel
Steel tonnage: 2,300t

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