Steelwork contractor Cleveland Bridge UK has completed a recruitment drive to strengthen its building structures team.
Gary Kipling has joined as production manager of structures from Hambleton Steel, completing five appointments of key personnel since the spring.
The new line-up to focus on structural steelwork for large buildings features: engineering manager Patrick Jackson, senior projects manager Andrew Limbert, construction manager Guy Laws and proposals manager Steve Quinney.
Together they bring in experience from a wide range of projects such as The Shard in London and the Emirates Towers in Dubai.
International sales director at Cleveland Bridge UK, Tim Outteridge, commented: “Alongside our broad experience in the design and production of bridge structures, Cleveland Bridge has extensive experience in building structure and infrastructure developments.
“Expanding our Building Structures Team with experienced engineering professionals from both the UK and international will enable us to increase our presence in this growing marketplace.”
Jackson joined from William Hare UAE where he worked as engineering manager on high profile schemes ranging from the extension to the Mall of the Emirates in Dubai and Zayed University in Abu Dhabi.
Limbert joined in May, having previously worked with Severfield UK on the redevelopment of Kings Cross Station in London.
Proposals manager Steve Quinney, who formerly worked for TEMA Engineering and Rowecord Engineering, has been involved in steelwork elements of developments at the British Museum, The Cardiff City Stadium and Swansea City FC’s Liberty Stadium.
Guy Laws also joined Cleveland Bridge as construction manager back in the spring having worked as site manager for Severfield.
Last month, Cleveland Bridge UK (CBUK) installed a 228-tonne, 50m skewed, steel road bridge over the line in Newport, which was needed to accommodate the increased height required for new OLE systems.
A geometrically-challenging structure, the bridge was fabricated in Darlington and, following a complete trial assembly, the steelwork was loaded onto trailers and transported 280 miles by road to Newport where it was assembled in a trackside temporary works compound.