SCOPE OF WORK
The Shires Shopping Centre has transformed Leicester, with its distinctive architecture, and flag ship retail stores, including the architecturally acclaimed John Lewis. Byrne Bros undertook construction of the concrete frame and the car park structure together with residential and retail units.
The structural frame was constructed in large span reinforced concrete, with heavy cantilevered beams to the perimeter allowing column lines to be set back giving a distinctive column free glazed elevation line.
One highlight of the design was a thirty metre span deep concrete beam constructed to carry the car park ramp over the shopping mall, involving complex falsework design, reinforcement detailing and construction all of which were carried out in conjunction with Waterman Partners.
The development is situated in the centre of the City, and Byrne Bros constructed the concrete frame and floor plates for the scheme for Main Contractor Sir Robert McAlpine.