ExCel Centre

Phase II

Client: Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company

Architect: Grimshaw

Main Contractor: Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd

Fabricator: Severfield Reeve

Scope: Remedial works to offsite applied coating systems

Package Value: £220,000

The Excel Exhibition Centre was extended in 2010 expanding the original facility by 50%. The coating systems to 8000 tonnes of steel were re-instated following damaged caused during transport and erection.


Hundreds of uncoated splice plates were mechanically prepared and primed with a surface tolerant product before application of the build and finish coats. The signature roof trusses presented a particular challenge and had a two coat polyurethane finish coat system applied by rope access technicians.

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