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William Hare and British Steel Form New Partnership
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UK steel will be used in some of London's most prestigious new buildings after William Hare Group has agreed a new partnership with British Steel.

Past projects that have helped shape the capital’s skyline include the ‘Walkie-Talkie’ and the Olympic Stadium roof transformation. Now ongoing developments – including The Scalpel at 52 Lime Street and the 40-storey skyscraper at 100 Bishopsgate – will both include steel manufactured by British Steel.

David Hodgkiss OBE, William Hare Group’s CEO, said: “We are delighted to have agreed our contract with British Steel, ensuring we continue to supply market-leading products to our customers.

The construction market is a very demanding one and William Hare, and in turn our clients, demand all the materials we use meet the highest specifications.

It is also pleasing that we can support UK manufacturing but we are not using British Steel sections in major projects for sentimental reasons. We are doing so because of the quality of the steel they manufacture and the delivery service they provide.”

British Steel was launched on June 1 after it was purchased from Tata Steel by the family investment office Greybull Capital.

And British Steel’s Commercial Director, Peter Hogg, said: “We’re all proud that William Hare selected British Steel to form this type of partnership, it is a great show of confidence in our employees and their capability.

William Hare has a global reputation for excellence, the evidence of which can be seen in the skylines of cities throughout the world.”

The steel is made at British Steel’s Scunthorpe site and the biggest sections are rolled at its Teesside Beam Mill.

100 Bishopsgate is a 40-storey office tower being developed by Brookfield and constructed by Multiplex in the heart of the city of London. The impressive development will transition from a parallelogram at its base to a rectangle at its top. British Steel is supplying WH UK with 3,500 tonnes of steel for this project.

The Scalpel is a 36-storey office building located on Lime Street in London. British Steel is supplying WH UK with 1,000 tonnes of steel for this project.

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William Hare - BIM Level 2 Certification
William Hare Achieve BIM Level 2 Certification
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The William Hare Group are pleased to announce that the company has been certified to BIM level 2, ahead of the UK Government’s 2016 deadline for BIM implementation.

William Hare successfully completed the external audit to confirm that the company satisfies the requirements of BIM Level 2 to PAS 1192-2:2013. The company is the first steelwork contractor, and the first Tier 2 contractor in the supply chain, to gain certification.

David Hodgkiss OBE; WHG’s C.E.O. said; “We are committed to being a world leader in the use of BIM and using this approach to the maximum possible extent to ensure optimum project delivery for our clients.”

The certification comes in a long line of industry firsts for WHG, who were the first Steelwork Contractor to achieve CE Marking for both factory and site operations in the UK, the first to achieve CEMARS certification, ESOS certification and the only Steelwork Contractor to currently hold the BES6001 certification to the level of ‘Very Good’. The Group’s UAE fabrication facility is also believed to be the first to achieve CE Marking in the region.

David Lowry, Business Development Manager at Ocean Certification, commented: “William Hare is the first manufacturing organisation that has gained certification with us, so from our point of view they are definitely ahead of the game.”

The auditor, David Robinson from Ocean Certification Limited, has commented that “The staff interviewed showed an understanding of BIM in practice – it was clear that there was strong commitment to the principles of digital design and compliance with client information requirements”.

Using BIM, WHG are able to economically deliver schemes using lean fabrication and erection processes to achieve shorter lead times and the highest quality standards. As a Group we are committed to the use of BIM throughout all aspects of business operations and the supply chain.

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William Hare - George Osborne Visits
George Osborne Visits William Hare
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William Hare recently welcomed a very important visitor to the Bury facility. Chancellor George Osborne toured the facility, met apprentices and got hands on with some of the latest fabrication technology as he campaigned with local conservative candidate David Nuttall ahead of this year’s General Election.

Mr Osborne praised the company and added: “The economy is growing and the leaders of William Hare are telling me that they are now hiring more people and training more apprentices.”

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William Hare - Wigan Facility
William Hare Group Expands
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William Hare Group is pleased to announce that on Thursday 4th December 2014, we strengthened our structural steel-work capacity in the North West of England by the acquisition of the assets and workforce of Eiffel Steelworks Ltd.

The Wigan based structural steel fabrication facility, which produces up to 10,000 tonnes of fabricated steel a year, entered administration on 17th November 2014, jeopardising the jobs of some 60 highly skilled employees and apprentices.

The acquisition has safeguarded the future of the employees; many of whom are long serving and experienced in fabrication, plating and welding of structural steel. The new subsidiary company will continue to operate from Wigan.

Commenting on the acquisition, David Hodgkiss OBE said; “We are pleased to have safeguarded this quality workforce and look forward to using their capability to increase the Group’s capacity to meet growing UK demand. William Hare Group’s global presence continues to benefit from its investment in people, systems and capital, placing it on track to benefit from the UK market recovery.”

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British safety council award winner 2014
British Safety Council Award Winners
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William Hare has been announced by The British Safety Council as a winner of its International Safety Awards for 2014.

The International Safety Awards scheme, now in its 56th year, is open to UK and international organisations of all sizes across all industries and seeks to promote high standards of health and safety management practice in order to prevent workplace injury and ill health.

The judging criteria for the award require entrants to demonstrate their commitment and determination to prevent workplace injuries and work-related ill health.
Alex Botha, Chief Executive of the British Safety Council, congratulated William Hare on its success: “On behalf of the Trustees and staff of the British Safety Council we warmly congratulate William Hare and its employees on gaining an International Safety Award. All of those working at William Hare have made this award possible which recognises their dedication and commitment in preventing injury and ill health in the workplace.

“The success criteria for our International Safety Awards is challenging and that rightly reflects the importance of ensuring the risks of injury and ill health in the workplace are properly controlled. Awards have an important part to play in driving improvements in health and safety management year on year. William Hare should be rightly proud of their achievement. We are proud of our association with William Hare and their commitment to keeping their employees and workplaces healthy and safe. Our congratulations.”

The Award will be presented at a Gala Dinner in London on April 25th.

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William Hare Wins ECIA Safe Working Award
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William Hare has been announced by Engineering Construction Industry Association (ECIA) as a winner of its “Safe Working Award” for 2013.The award is in recognition of William Hare’s achievements in maintaining low accident rates throughout 2013.

This is the second award William Hare has achieved for its safety record during 2013, coming close on the heels of the announcement of an International Safety Award from The British Safety Council.

Working within the framework of the Health and Safety Executive’s RIDDOR regulations, William Hare achieved an Accident Frequency Rate (AFR) throughout 2013 which was well below the industry average.

In presenting the award, Richard Ash the Safety Health and Environment Manager of the ECIA noted “Such performance does not come about by chance.”

“There is no doubt that our members deliver a performance that is substantially better than that for construction as a whole. Broadly speaking ECIA rates are nearly three times better than those for construction more generally. We therefore extend our congratulations and thanks to William Hare for its contribution to this.”

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Staff Complete Fundraising for Air Ambulance
Fundraising For Air Ambulance
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After a year of fundraising activities the staff of William Hare have raised a total of £4,000 for two Air Ambulance charities.

The funds, which will be matched by a donation from William Hare itself, have been split equally between North West Air Ambulance which operates out of Manchester City Airport and Heliport, and the Great North Air Ambulance which flies from Durham and Cumbria.

The Air Ambulance was chosen as William Hare’s Charity of the Year for 2013 following a poll of the staff. Human Resources Manager, Judith Watts, explains more, “The Air Ambulance was suggested by several of our employees as our potential charity of the year. When we looked into it we were impressed not only by the valuable work that it does, but the fact that it totally reliant on donations to fund its operations. We were keen to lend our support.”

Funds were raised through a variety of events including a Christmas raffle and a Roses Cricket Challenge, in which the staff from WHL’s Scarborough Works emerged victorious over its counterparts from Bury. Arguably the highlight of the events came in September when 21 members of staff successfully completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge – a real test of endurance involving climbing Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough – in under 12 hours.

Gemma Torkington from North West Air Ambulance Charity said, “We are extremely grateful to all at William Hare Group who have supported us. As a charity, we are wholly reliant on donations such as this to ensure our helicopters can continue to operate our life-saving service.”

For more information on North West Air Ambulance Charity, please visit www.nwaa.net Details of the Great North Air Ambulance which covers the North East, North Yorkshire and Cumbria can be found at www.greatnorthairambulance.co.uk

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20 Fenchurch Street - Video Case Study - William Hare News
20 Fenchurch Street Video Case Study
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The British Constructional Steelwork Association (BCSA) in conjunction with Tata Steel have released a new video case study detailing the construction of 20 Fenchurch St (AKAThe Walkie Talkie).

The video is part of the Framed In Steel series which are designed to showcase the different benefits of using steel in large scale construction projects.

20 Fenchurch Street is a 37 floor skyscraper in the city of London which provides top quality offices with unrivalled panoramic views of London. William Hare supplied over 8,000 tonnes of structural steel to the project, which remains on programme for practical completion in March 2014.

The video describing the development of the steel frame for the project can be viewed on YouTube.

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