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William Hare Secures British Steel Supply Chain Deal

Structural steelwork contractor William Hare has secured a supply chain deal with British Steel.

The partnership agreement will ensure that steel produced in Scunthorpe will be used in the construction of The Scalpel and 100 Bishopsgate, two projects that William Hare is working on currently.

The Scalpel is a 36 storey office tower being built by Skanska at 52 Lime Street in London under a £200 million contract. William Hare is being supplied with 1,000 tonnes of British Steel for the scheme.

100 Bishopsgate is a 40 storey office tower which is under development by Brookfield and being built by Multiplex in the City of London. The building transitions from a parallelogram at its base to a rectangle at its top. British Steel is supplying William Hare with 3,500 tonnes of steel for this project.

British Steel was launched on June 1 this year following the purchase by family investment office Greybull Capital from Tata Steel. The steel is made at its Scunthorpe site and the biggest sections are rolled at its Teesside Beam Mill.

David Hodgkiss, Chief Executive at William Hare, commented: “We are delighted to have agreed our contract with British Steel, ensuring that we continue to supply market-leading products to our customers. The construction market can be very demanding and William Hare, and in turn our clients, demand all the materials we use meet the highest specifications.

“It is also pleasing to be able to support UK manufacturing, however the main reason we are using British Steel is because of the quality of the steel they manufacture.”

Meanwhile, Peter Hogg, Commercial Director at British Steel, said that at British Steel they pride themselves on delivering the products that their customers need, when they need them, and their highly skilled teams are dedicated to making sure that they not only produce world class steel but deliver a high quality service.

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BDC 299 December 2022