Bolton firm's £80m contract for steel 'cheesegrater'


A structural steelwork company from Greater Manchester is producing almost 18,000 tonnes of steel to help create one of the tallest buildings in the City of London.

Alex Harper, project manager at Watson Steel Structures Ltd, said the £80m contract will mean job security for workers at the factory in Bolton.

The steel is being used on the Leadenhall Building - a 737ft (225m), 47-storey tapering tower - on Leadenhall Street, opposite Lloyd's of London.

The building, known as "the cheesegrater", will provide office accommodation with retail and leisure facilities.

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