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Barnshaws steel sculptures feature in current UK passport design

06/12/2017 12:42:13
 
 
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Two UK landmarks created using steel formed by Barnshaws Section Benders have seen recognition in the current UK passport design. Antony Gormley’s ‘Angel of the North’ and the ArcelorMittal Orbit, designed by sculptor Sir Anish Kapoor and engineer Cecil Balmond, are included alongside other famous British cultural and technological landmarks from throughout history in the latest passport to be released by HM Passport Office.

The newest design focuses on highlighting ‘some of the pioneering work in the creative industries throughout the last 500 years’. The Angel of the North and ArcelorMittal Orbit will join other British innovations such as the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, Stephenson’s Rocket, the K2 red telephone box, Babbage’s analytical engine and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, in being honoured as part of the designs.

Barnshaws Section Benders, headquartered in Tividale, is responsible for supplying high quality precision curved and custom fabricated structural steel for landmark construction projects throughout the UK. As the world’s premier specialist metal bending company, Barnshaws has delivered many run-of-the-mill civil projects and buildings alongside icons such as Manchester United’s Old Trafford Stadium, Spurs’ new ground, Wimbledon Centre Court, the Francis Crick Institute, Spitfire Island in Castle Bromwich and many more.

The latest recognition follows the inclusion of Gateshead Millennium Bridge on a pound coin design, another project that Barnshaws was heavily involved in. Greg North, Commercial Director at Barnshaws, spoke of his excitement: “Raising the profile of the construction industry, and the importance of high quality curved and fabricated steel within it, is important to us and to UK manufacturing industry in general.

“To see projects that we have actively supported with steel bending recognised and grouped together with such revolutionary technologies from throughout British history is a great pleasure, and a real proof of our expertise. In the same way, many of these innovations paved the way for the development of Britain, steel curving is now revolutionising our architecture towards new and innovative designs.”

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Photo 1: The ArcelorMittal Orbit, designed by sculptor Sir Anish Kapoor and engineer Cecil Balmond, will be included alongside other famous British cultural and technological landmarks from throughout history in the latest passport to be released by HM Passport Office.

Photo 2: Antony Gormley’s ‘Angel of the North’ has been included within the latest passport design.

About Barnshaws

Established in 1969, Barnshaws has grown to become the world’s premier specialist profile bending company; supplying market sectors such as construction, power generation, mining, transport and general manufacturing with shaped beams, tubes, plate and other profile section materials. More recent developments have seen the company’s engineering expertise expand from mostly steel to non-ferrous materials including copper and aluminium as well as specialist materials such as Hardox.

Barnshaws has ISO 9001- 2008 approval and was Europe’s first bending company to achieve CE Marking of curved sections to Execution class 4, the highest standard available.

With facilities in the West Midlands, Manchester, Hamilton and Poland, Barnshaws can provide precision metal bending and profile cutting services, locally, nationally and internationally.

Equipped with the largest capacity bending machines in the world, Barnshaws can deliver curved sections up to 35 meters in length with the capacity to bend tubes and pipes up to 1,524mm outside diameter. In addition, the largest range of press brakes in the UK can accommodate materials up to 12 meters in length and form sections from materials with up to 80mm thickness.

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Editor Contact

DMA Europa : Alan Hatch
Tel: +44 (0)1562 751436 Fax: +44 (0)1562 748315
Web: www.dmaeuropa.com
Email: alan@dmaeuropa.com

Company Contact

Barnshaws Steel Bending Group : Matthew Pritchard
Tel: 0121 557 8261 Fax:
Web: www.barnshaws.com
Email: matthew.pritchard@barnshaws.com

 
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