Peikko Group has received a substantial order of concrete connections to the new building of Tate Modern museum in London, United Kingdom. Well over 3.000 Peikko concrete connections – Hidden Corbels, Beam Shoes, Column Shoes and Anchor Bolts – were delivered to the precast frame of the project. The new building is built to the south of the existing museum and it rises 65 meters high in 11 levels offering 23.000 m2 new display space and increases the overall space of Tate Modern by 60 percent.
Like the original Tate Modern, the architecturally demanding and ambitious new building is designed by Herzog & de Meuron. Ramboll Engineering London is responsible for the structural design of the project. The precast elements are supplied by the Belgian precast company Loveld, having the responsibility for the precast concrete frame and the cladding of the building. In addition to regular connection products, Peikko supplied a tailor-made solution of PCs Corbels for the inclined columns of the structure. Four of the building’s façades are inclined and four vertical.
“We are very glad that Peikko has been chosen as a supplier to this landmark project in London. In this visually demanding project the invisible precast connections were an important factor. Peikko’s column connection and hidden corbel solutions offer superior adjustability, easy precasting at factory, fast installation on site.” states Raimo Lehtinen, Director of Sales and Marketing of Peikko Group Corporation.
Raimo Lehtinen, Director, Sales and Marketing, Peikko Group Corporation, Mobile +358 40 520 9260,
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Peikko Group in brief:
Peikko Group Corporation is a leading global supplier of concrete connections and composite structures. Peikko’s innovative solutions make the customers’ building process faster, easier and more reliable. Peikko has subsidiaries in 30 countries in Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and North America, with manufacturing operations in 9 countries. Peikko’s net sales in 2012 amounted to EUR 113 million. Peikko is a family-owned and run company with over 900 professionals. Peikko was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Lahti, Finland. Further information: www.peikko.com.