Caunton supplied the structural steelwork for the first building within a major mixed-use development in Sweet Street, Leeds to be called the City Walk development. This first building constructed by main contractor Simons Construction is to be an office block providing 73,600 sq. ft of office space over six floors, with undercroft parking and a high level plant room. Caunton were to supply over 500 tonnes of structural steelwork for the frame. The company was also contracted to supply and fix concurrently the metal floor-decking and the pre-cast concrete staircases. In the event the structure was to be handed-over in three distinct phases. This permitted following trades both ready access and maximum safety by utilising the installed stairs and flooring. Complementing this emphasis on the safety process was the installation of temporary guard-rails and similar protection for all site operatives.
Due to constant congestion in and around this restricted City Centre site and further limitations of the site itself, the steel frame was erected fully from basement level to the plant room level employing a large mobile crane. The reach achieved encompassed the full building height of over 33 metres, and Caunton utilised further specialist equipment including 100’ mobile access "cherry picker" platforms for the erection team.
Architect for the project is Simons Design and the structural engineer, John Allen Consulting. The project is yet another example of Caunton's extensive experience in the high rise "beam and column " market.