Architectural & Structural specialists collaborate for powerful collaboration in UK manufacturing
Leading experts Alloy Fabweld and SPS Technology join forces to deliver leading-edge low-carbon modular solutions manufactured in the UK
Alloy Fabweld and SPS Technology are combining their specialist architectural and structural solutions to provide high quality modular prefabrication products and services manufactured within the UK’s first carbon-neutral off-grid production facilities.
This move firmly puts both experts in their field at the forefront of offsite modular construction, demonstrating their continued investment and focus on delivering carbon-positive manufacturing in the UK.
The collaboration will build on their individual expertise and heritage to deliver market-leading turnkey solutions across a wide range of applications, ranging from the expert production of pedestrian and minor road bridges, delivering specialist applications for the security and protection market including bollards, blast walls, vehicle impact protection, piracy doors, safe rooms and modular expansion solutions, to name just a few.
SPS Technology are experts in offsite modular, structural solutions, having delivered the world’s unrivalled Sandwich Plate System (SPS), a modular structural composite solution that is fully backed up by continuous, cross-application global testing and development. SPS is renowned for being the first sustainable major advance in heavy engineering in 150 years.
SPS is a structural load bearing composite, that consists of two metal plates bonded with Elastocore®, manufactured by partner BASF. SPS combines strength, thinness and is a light-weight alternative to conventional solutions such as reinforced concrete and stiffened steel. SPS Technology has delivered projects across the UK such as Liverpool FC, NEC Birmingham and Ascot as well as numerous international projects in the US, Europe and Asia.
David Glover, CEO of SPS Technology shared “Collaborating with Alloy Fabweld will enable us to deliver SPS applications manufactured in the UK for the first time ever. AFW’s manufacturing and R&D expertise will also enhance our global partner network knowledge and experience allowing us to continue to develop existing and future SPS applications and products. SPS Technology’s sustainable product combined with Alloy Fabweld’s carbon-neutral facilities means our UK customers and the environment can further benefit, too.’
Alloy Fabweld Ltd are UK leaders in architectural metalwork, having extensively worked with architects and construction experts to create high-quality bespoke architectural metalwork. Alloy Fabweld is uniquely positioned, with their vast expertise combined with their specialist production facilities to provide the techniques and finishes required for applications using SPS. Alloy Fabweld hold over 25 years of experience, working with well-known clients, such as Mace, Sir Robert McAlpine, Wilmott Dixon, Swan Homes, Canary Wharf Developers and Weston Homes.
Bill Williams, Group CEO, Alloy Fabweld Group commented “The SPS Technology and Alloy Fabweld Group collaboration is a great example of our group commitment to deliver innovation offering quality engineered products to our clients and future clients, while driving even greater value through our supply-chains”.
The collaboration brings together first-class teams specialising in the design, manufacture and installation of high quality bespoke architectural and structural solutions, along with sound engineering within the off-grid, large-scale manufacturing environment. Producing a wide range of pre-fabricated, cost-effective designs and low-carbon solutions for their customers and future prospects.
Shaun Pledger, Alloy Fabweld Group MD shared “This is a really exciting collaboration enabling both ourselves and SPS to deliver the best high-quality products to the structural and architectural markets, manufactured within our carbon-neutral production facilities. This will real add value to the lightweight bridges and security market with two well-known brands that they can trust”.
The collaboration truly underlines a leading position within the modular and construction markets together with the UK’s first off-grid carbon-neutral manufacturing facility in Gosfield, Essex. Along with emphasising both Alloy Fabweld and SPS Technology’s continued investment and growth of their Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) offering.