We designed, detailed, manufactured and erected tapered elliptical columns with specially selected Cotswold aggregates.
The concept was to create a sail effect with the columns supporting a cantilevered gull wing glass canopy and banner arms.
The structures which are 18 metres in height form the feature walkway into the O2 arena.
The columns are offset at an angle of three degrees and are elliptical in section at the bottom with the profile changing throughout the length of the column to a circular section at the very top. They were cast on their side and the concrete was pumped into steel moulds. After striking, the units were sand blasted to create a textured finish.
In order to ensure successful erection, our team carried out extensive trials at our premises prior to the works being carried out on site.