Caunton have supplied and erected some intricate steelwork for a £75m retail & leisure project named St Catherine’s Walk in Carmarthen.
A total of 1,750te of structural steelwork have been supplied, which provides 245,000 sq.ft of retail accommodation for a potential catchment area of 80,000 people.
The site is located on the convergence of the A48 and A40 in a thriving historic market town which has a potential retail spend of £165.5m and attracts around 800,000 tourists annually. The project includes a Debenhams department store, 950 space car park and 12 retail units in addition to a 1,000 seat six screen Apollo cinema and new indoor market hall.
The project consists of predominantly low rise buildings to compliment and fit in with the surrounding older and residential properties. The first building to be erected was the market hall consisting of 200te of steelwork. The roof is formed with long glulam timber beams connected to the steel. This particular building took a total of 4 weeks to erect with our onsite team erecting as many as 80 individual steel members some days as the building consists of much small irregular steelwork. Due to the intricate design incorporating sloping walls and roofs created, there are no 90 degree angles in the design of the main frame, and the walls consist of purely vertical members.