Smyth Steel Limited has been successful in winning a contract to supply steelwork for the roof of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club’s new stadium.
The stadium which is currently under construction will have a seating capacity of 61,500 and will cost in the region of £800 million. The roof is suspended on a system of high-tension steel cables and it is believed that there are only two other examples of this innovative design of stadium roof in the world.
All manufacture for the roof steelwork in this project will take place at Smyth Steel’s Coleraine factory where prototype assembly is already under way. The shipping of sub-assembly frameworks is expected to commence in a few weeks time and is expected to run for several months.
James Smyth, the company’s managing director commented “Having in the last two years carried out a major self-funded investment in state-of-the–art computerised fabrication equipment, it is very gratifying to have won this large contract for such a prestigious project in a very competitive environment. In theory, the cost of shipping raw materials into Northern Ireland and the additional cost of shipping finished goods out again should render a Northern Ireland company in our industry un-competitive in Great Britain. The fact that more than 95% of our total output is shipped to our sites in GB is testament to the focus, ingenuity and skill of our fantastic team, of whom I am immensely proud. Our stated ambition is ‘To supply products and services which meet the needs of our clients more effectively than any of our competitors’ and I believe that it is the dedication of our entire team that sets Smyth Steel Limited apart from the rest in our industry.”
Smyth Steel has been building its presence as a significant player in the construction market in GB for more than ten years, involved in projects for the education, retail, medical and industrial sectors, as well as a number of sports and leisure facilities. They are currently supplying and erecting steelwork in projects in several areas of GB including a new teaching block at Nottingham University and a large shopping complex, including multiplex cinemas in Dover.
An aerial view of the company’s extensive premises at Gorran Road, Coleraine.