Kevin Beattie Statue


On 18th December 2021, we were delighted to attend the unveiling of the Kevin Beattie statue at Portman Road.

One of the main challenges was ensuring that the sleeves to receive the statue were placed at the correct angle to accommodate the statue and ensuring no movement during the formation of the concrete plinth. To achieve this we elected to construct an internal steel frame which was modelled in 3D so that this could be accurately set in the workshop and tested prior to installation on site. Once this was confirmed the frame was secured in position to the concrete base and then reinforced concrete was cast to accept the finished stone. The frame and the reinforced concrete plinth had to be designed to allow for both eccentric and wind loading as a consequence the foundation was piled due to poor ground conditions.

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