Making the case for steel re-use

The Telegraph Business Club spoke to Roy Fishwick, Managing Director of ASBP Patron member Cleveland Steel & Tubes Ltd.

Routinely seen in projects such as bridge building and road widening, is there a case for more widespread use of steel re-use within the construction industry? Cleveland Steel & Tubes is demonstrating that there is both an economic – and environmental – case for utilising re-used steel in a wide variety of buildings.

High profile projects undertaken by Cleveland Steel & Tubes include the Brodick Ferry Terminal (Isle of Arran), Hunterston Wind Turbine (N. Ayrshire), All England Lawn Tennis Club Centre Court (Wimbledon, London), Anfield Football Stadium (Liverpool), the London Eye and the London Olympic Stadium. Reducing the carbon footprint as well as the cost of these large projects has made steel re-use an attractive option.

Architects and engineers are beginning to realise the advantages of using this more sustainable option and although the barriers of EU muddled thinking on standards is still a problem for some, it is hoped that the market for re-used steel will continue to grow over the coming years.

Cleveland Steel & Tubes supplies a variety of steel construction products from large quantities of surplus steel, stored on its 100-acre UK site, in addition to customised cutting, welding, re-coating, shot-blasting and testing.

Cleveland Steel & Tubes Ltd are Patron members of the ASBP and support our Reusable Buildings Network.

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