Specialised Steelwork

The Francis Crick Institute London

Specialised Steelwork / The Francis Crick Institute London

The Francis Crick Institute is a famous research & development building located next to King’s Cross St Pancras Station. In this project we provided 6 heavy duty steel stairs within a concrete core frame and with only 2mm of tolerance allowed between the stairs/ landings and the cast in fin plates. The stair was modelled in 3D and consisted in a multitude of different architectural areas.

  • Cast in fin plates within the concrete core.
  • Fully welded flight assemblies consisting of folded plate treads & plate stringers.
  • Fully welded half & main landing assemblies, some of which contained a quarter flight within which consisted of box section frames with welded plates.
  • Loose bolted infill rail balustrade to existing holes in the stringers & landings.

One of the challenges of this project was the complexity of the half landings, some of which containing ¼ flights. Our team had to ensure that the fabrication drawings provided clear and concise information to the fabricator. We were able to do this by providing both assemblies & sub-assemblies where we could provide overall setting out with true check dims, enlarged details & isometric views to show the finished product.


September 2, 2012