Wembley Stadium, London, UK

Synopsis:
Construction engineering, temporary works design and representation on site
Contractor:
Cleveland Bridge and Hollandia
End Client:
Multiplex

The iconic, 90,000 seat stadium is a highly complex building, including a 325 m span tubular arch leaning at an angle of 110°, from which the roof is supported via a series of cables. A retractable roof section provides shelter for spectators whilst allowing sunlight to the pitch.

Tony Gee was originally retained by Cleveland Bridge to undertake construction engineering for the stadium South roof and the detailed design of associated temporary works.

The roof segments were positioned on extensive temporary works before being connected during several difficult jacking operations.

Tony Gee continued to be involved in the project, performing independent checks of the temporary works for Hollandia and providing representation on site and in the Hollandia design office.

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