The Cholera Monument, Sheffield UK
Ancon Supports Local Restoration Project
Ancon donated materials and technical support to the restoration of the Cholera Monument: One of Sheffield’s most visible and historic landmarks.
Erected in 1834 in memory of 402 Cholera victims, the monument is an attractive 22metre high sandstone structure and is located less than two miles from Ancon’s head office.
The gales of January 1990 resulted in serious structural damage to the slender monument, including the dislocation of the top section of stonework. Now fully restored the structure contains a stainless steel core comprising reinforcing bars, couplers and support cleats donated by Ancon.
The restoration project was masterminded by local businessman Jim Hurley (Sheffield Integrated Systems Ltd). The aim of the project was to use advances in structural engineering, materials and stonemasonry to improve the stability of the monument.
Work began on site at Norfolk Road, Norfolk Park in July 2003 and was completed in May 2004. Other supporters of the project include Sheffield Wildlife Trust, Sheffield City Council and the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The use of Ancon Reinforcing Bar Couplers can simplify the design and construction of reinforced concrete and reduce the amount of reinforcement required.
The most efficient method of supporting stonework is normally for individual corbel supports to be positioned at the vertical joint between two adjacent stones.
Successfully re-engineered by Ancon, the IHR range of internal head restraints can now accommodate gaps at the wall head of up to 75mm, extending the previous maximum of 50mm.
Ancon has been honoured at a Royal reception to celebrate its success in the 2018 Queen’s Awards for Enterprise – the third Queen’s Award for the company.