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Cutty Sark, London

Cutty Sark is the world’s only surviving extreme clipper. Now 150 years old, it was built to last for just thirty years but served as a working ship for fifty-two years, a training ship for twenty-two years and has been open to visitors in Greenwich, London for sixty years.

Macalloy Tension Bar systems were used throughout the award-winning restoration of the Cutty Sark, following the fire damage that this iconic ship suffered in 2007.

Our Tie Rods were used to connect the 900-tonne vessel to the dry dock wall. Inside the hull, Macalloy Tie Bars provide further structural support and help maintain its original shape.

Macalloy Tension Rods were also used to suspend the steel bridge that leads visitors from the top deck of the vessel and back into the visitor centre. There is a glass and steel structure containing a stairwell which was braced using Macalloy Tie Bars and featured a Macalloy connection disc.

Finally, Macalloy Tension Bars were used to suspend a seated viewing area from a steel joist.






United Kingdom


Grimshaw Architects

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