Over the years in the United Kingdom, we have been a world leader when it comes to construction and infrastructure. From our innovation in railway transport to some of the gargantuan industrial buildings that popped up during the Industrial Revolution, we’ve always been at the forefront. Here we list just a few of the nation’s most impressive construction projects.
Manchester Victoria Station
Starting close to home, Manchester’s Victoria Station is one of the most iconic train stations in Britain. Built in 1844, the station is not as busy as either Oxford Road or Piccadilly but has been made unique by the more recent installation of a transparent roof in 2015.
This roof cost £16m, is made from plastic and steel and involved the systematic dismantling of the old roof. Considering the age of the building and it’s Grade 2 listed status, the new roof was no easy feat!
The Clifton Suspension Bridge
Bristol’s Clifton Suspension Bridge spans the Avon Gorge and has been open since 1864. Based on an initial design by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the bridge is a Grade 1 listed building and connects the Bristol districts of both Clifton and Leigh Woodsr. It took over 30 years to complete and its original architect Brunel died before it was finished.
London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics Arena
London’s Olympic Stadium was purpose-built for the 2012 Olympics and now serves as the home of West Ham Football Club. This gargantuan stadium can hold 66,000 people and was built using lightweight steel and a PVC roof to keep the costs down as well as reduce the impact on the environment.
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