Macalloys First Tension Structure Building, the Renault Distribution Centre, Swindon, UK

Macalloy provided Tension Rods and Macalloy Bars to this iconic building which went on to form a blueprint for architects wanting to create a structure without any internal columns using a stayed roof design.

Designed and built in the early 1980’s the brief for the Renault building was to provide a completely flexible internal space with no internal columns. The world famous architect Norman Foster came up with the stayed roof design, the first of its kind known to Macalloy.

External support columns were anchored to the ground using Macalloy tension bars and then further Macalloy rods used to suspend the roof structure. The building is made up of a number of 24 metre by 24 metre bays, all using steel arches to span the roof which are supported externally with the Macalloy bars in the stayed structure.

Photograph taken by Richard Davies

Architect: Norman Foster/ Foster& Partners

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Mordovia Stadium Saransk

Macalloy in Russia

Macalloy is proud to have been involved in 4 of the stadiums due to host FIFA Worldcup games in Russia. Pictured is Mordovia Arena in Saransk. Macalloy has provided galvanised M48 tension bars, turnbuckles and connection discs to help support the roof. The first match their will be held on 16th June.



Arc by Crown, Sydney, Australia

Arc by Crown, Sydney, Australia

Arc by Crown, are luxury apartments in Sydney, Australia, designed by globally renowned architect Koichi Takada. Residents will enjoy panoramic views from the two glass steel towers that soar high into the Sydney skyline. Over 300 Macalloy Stainless 520 M42 Tendons have been used to help support the roof.



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Site Services

Macalloy can provide support for installation and stressing of all our products. Site services support includes equipment hire, training of site personnel to install and tension bars and on site installation.

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