One Blackfriars Secured

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Dearneside is pleased to announce that they have secured the Architectural Metalwork Package on the iconic “One Blackfriars Tower” for St George.

One Blackfriars will be a new landmark mixed use development in London. At a height of 170m (50 storeys) the scheme will consist of three buildings which will provide 274 residential units.

The company will now be working on both the new landmark towers located at either end of this busy London thoroughfare, following on from the contract award on the Blackfriars Circus scheme with Barratt London.


One Blackfriars is set to be a beacon of architectural brilliance. Rising 50 storeys and designed by award winning SimpsonHaugh & Partners Architects, it will add a shimmering new dimension to London's skyline.

Continued Success on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

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Dearneside Fabrication have recently secured the Architectural Metalwork on the second phase of Chobham Manor with Taylor Wimpey.

The development has been planned by the foremost Architects working in London. Haworth Tompkins, PRP, Karakusevic Carson and Make have designed a collection of contemporary apartments and family homes at the heart of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, London.

This will be the company’s second significant package with Taylor Wimpey. And closely follows our earlier works on Phase 1.

Scope of work includes all the Architectural Metalwork for the Apartments and Townhouses and all external Metalwork.


Based in the heart of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, there is, quite simply, no other place like Chobham Manor to call home.

Nestled between the East Village and the Lee Valley VeloPark – where Victoria Pendleton, Sir Chris Hoy & Co brought home nine medals for Team GB at the 2012 Olympic Games – Chobham Manor will comprise around 850 homes, community facilities, shops and acre upon acre of public open space.

Residents will also benefit from the very best sporting and cultural amenities that Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park has to offer, with its world-class venues and parks.

A commuter’s dream, Chobham Manor is just moments away from incredible transport links, being just a short stroll from Stratford International, Docklands Light Railway, High Speed 1 rail services, plus the Central and Jubilee lines.


Meadowhall At Christmas

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Laing O’Rourke have filmed a typical night at Meadowhall Shopping Centre in Sheffield.

We think it gives a great insight into this project where Dearneside Fabrications are installing new glass balustrade throughout the centre during its £60 Million refurbishment.

Watch the Video


Berkeley Homes Apprentice Awards

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On Tuesday 29th November 2016, Berkeley held its first ever Apprentice Awards at the Royal Arsenal in Woolwich. The awards recognise individuals and businesses who have demonstrated their commitment to apprenticeships

Dearneside Fabrications were “Highly Commended” in the “Top Subcontractor” Category.

The Berkeley Group has committed to have at least 1,500 people across our workforce in apprenticeships or training by April 2018. These Apprentice Awards are the next step in our campaign to celebrate and develop talent in our business and make it easier for people to build their careers working for Berkeley.


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Clippers Quay Secured

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Dearneside is pleased to announce that they have secured the Balcony Package for the Clippers Quay Development in Manchester. This will be the first contract for Sir Robert McAlpine in the Manchester area.

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The 614 units planned represent one of the UK’s largest private rented schemes outside of London and will be delivered in five blocks, including 17,000 sq ft of amenities.

This gateway site at Salford Quays remained inactive for many years after the closure of the Multiplex cinema which previously occupied the site.

Blackfriars Circus for Barratt London

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Dearneside Fabrication are pleased to announce they have secured the Architectural Metalwork package on “Blackfriars Circus” for Barratt London value £2 Million.

This prestigious residential development located on Blackfriars Road , Southwark is Dearneside’s first project with Barratt London.

Our scope of work includes Balcony / Terrace Balustrade, Handrail and Balustrade to all stairs, Access Steelwork, Secondary Steelwork, external Metalwork development wide.

Divided over five buildings, the development is planned around a central, public courtyard with space for shops, cafés and restaurants. The scheme has been designed by two of London’s foremost architectural and design teams – Maccreanor Lavington and Witherford, Watson & Mann – both recent winners of the prestigious Royal Institute of British Architects Stirling Prize.


Located in the historic area of Southwark, Blackfriars Circus is as remarkable as the location. Blackfriars is one of the latest areas in London’s Zone 1 to undergo a regeneration. Situated on the Southbank - a short walk over the river from both the City and West End - Blackfriars Circus is well-positioned. The development is made up of 336 one, two, and three-bedroom apartments and four-bedroom duplex penthouses, and includes around 35,000 sq. ft. of office space and 16,500 sq. ft. of retail space.

Sustained Growth – 12 Month Period at Dearneside Fabrications

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Dearneside Fabrications Ltd, one of the country’s leading Architectural Metalwork Specialists based in Sheffield are pleased to announce that over the last 12-month period March 16 the company has secured orders in excess of £16 million pounds resulting in an unprecedented forward order book of £15 million.

Turnover for the that period is £13.5 Million an increase of 58% on the previous year.
Dearneside have once again secured several large Balconies Packages within the Prime Residential Sector of Central London. Notable projects include the prestigious Merano Scheme – One of the finest developments on the River Thames.

Merano Residences is designed by one of the world’s most celebrated architects Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners. A further landmark job is 190 The Strand for St Edward. Both schemes feature Penthouses in excess of £10 Million pounds highlighting the quality of craftsmanship which Dearneside will deliver.

The company has enjoyed considerable success in the East of London this year; notable contracts include a record £6 Million package on the huge Royal Wharf development. Other packages comprise of London City Island (2 Phases) on the Leamouth Peninsula and Chobham Manor, Stratford (the first new residential development on the Olympic Park post 2012).

Numerous landmark projects have been completed over this period including the much publicised Embassy Gardens (High End Residential Scheme surrounding the new American Embassy).



The Pinnacle building which is the centre piece of the Battersea Reach development and the Tribeca Square project (anchored in the Elephant and Castle redevelopment area of South London) have both been successfully delivered. Over recent years the company has become known as the premier Architectural Metalwork Contractor operating in large retail-lead schemes.

The company is proud to be associated with the current Meadowhall redevelopment where it is delivering a £1m + balustrade package in its home city. Adding to Dearnesides current portfolio of completed retail schemes this year are the Victoria Centre (Nottingham), Westfield Broadway (Bradford) and the Southside (Wandsworth) Centre. Dearneside Fabrications were shortlisted for the prestigious Tekla Awards in 2015 for the "Pinnacle Building" in London, constructed by London's leading residential developer, St George. The Tekla Awards showcase and reward the hard work and innovation that goes into using software to solve engineering challenges.

Continued investment this year has included the construction of our new Stainless Steel Fabrication Facility on the Trafalgar Works site following an award from the local RGF Fund. Planned investment for the next 12 months include significant work on our neighbouring Wallace Road Site. The company has strengthened its Senior Management Team with a new Operations Director, a London Regional Operations Manager plus London based Contract Managers. Dearneside is currently in advanced negotiations on several new multimillion pound packages and in the next 12 months we envisage continued growth in a manner that can be sustained in line with its current strategic business plan.

Tekla Awards 2016

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Dearneside Fabrications has once again been shortlisted for the prestigious Tekla Awards – 2016.

Dearneside Entry this year is THE “Merano Residences” designed by celebrated architects Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners.

The new, high-quality mixed-use development, by developers St James of Berkeley Group, will comprise of three stepped bays. Each with an individual signature coloured facade and varying in height to create a dynamic skyline. The blocks, which are to be 14, 21 and 28 storeys, will accommodate apartments and office space on the lower floors.

The balconies, winter gardens and staircases within the Merano Tekla model incorporate numerous elements including mild steel, stainless steel, structural glass, timber, composite decking and aluminium cladding along with a bespoke integrated Macalloy tension bar system for the balconies. All items are encompassed within one model with the relevant information being distributed for fabrication and procurement both in-house and to external suppliers.


The Tekla Awards focus on projects of all shapes and sizes which have used Tekla software as part of the process for designing and modelling structures or where the use of Tekla software has aided collaboration. Please click on the link (opens in a new window) and vote.

Embassy Gardens Phase 2 Secured

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Dearneside Fabrications are pleased to announce they have been awarded the Balcony and Architectural Metalwork package on the Phase 2 at Embassy Gardens, London.

The company has been onsite for the previous 2 years delivering over £3 million of Balconies /Architectural Metalwork on Blocks A10 & A11 on Phase 1.

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Heralded as London’s new diplomatic precinct, Embassy Gardens will reflect this with its use of stylish design and craftsmanship. The design style is distinctive, with the red-brick exteriors inspired by the historic meatpacking districts of New York, and with influences of London’s historic Victorian and Edwardian mansion blocks.



Comprising 179 suites, one, two, three bed apartments and a stunning penthouse, the release of the second phase offers potential purchasers the opportunity to buy in one of London’s most exciting residential schemes. The pinnacle of the development is the Sky Pool, a stunning suspended swimming pool which links two buildings at the tenth storey – the first of its kind in the world. Entirely transparent and structure-free, the pool will allow residents to swim from one building to the other – a 35m high aqua bridge in the sky.