Sports & Leisure
Strength and integrity for major stadium and arena construction
Ancon steel fixings provide primary structural connections, load transfer and reinforcement continuity in a whole range of large-scale sports and leisure buildings – from landmark Olympic and professional football stadia to public sports centres and event arenas worldwide.
Ancon tension and compression systems are used to brace impressive overhead structural steelwork on eye-catching stadia, while shear load connectors are used to support shifting loads across movement joints in huge sporting structures. Ancon masonry systems provide vital reinforcement for brick, block and stone walls in a host of leisure facilities.
How a range of reinforcement continuity systems were used to simplify and strengthen concrete connections in this contemporary arts centre.
HOME Arts Centre, Manchester
Ancon has supplied over 12,000 bespoke stainless steel corbels and 600,000 stainless steel pins to support and restrain the stunning brickwork façade of this landmark project.
Switch House, Tate Modern Extension, London
How a range of Ancon shear load connectors and locking pins contributed to the build of the cavernous new Cultural Centre at Barangaroo Point, Sydney, Australia.
Barangaroo Cultural Centre, Sydney, Australia
235 Nexus® brick faced soffit units and lintels were installed in window heads and ground level colonnades of this modern, purpose-built community hub.
Muirfield Community Centre, Scotland
Ancon DSD Shear Load Connectors were installed in Sydney’s Olympic Stadium. The stadium was completed in 1998 and was the central venue for track and field events at the 2000 Games.
Stadium - Sydney Olympic Stadium, Sydney, Australia
Ancon supplied three sizes of shear connectors to the redevelopment of the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Australia. Better known now as the Melbourne MCG, this stadium was the main track and field venue for 2006 Commonwealth Games. This project necessitated the rebuilding of 55% of an existing sportsground.
Melbourne MCG, Australia
Over 400 Tension Bars from Ancon have been installed on the Forsyth Barr stadium in New Zealand to brace the impressive overhead structural steelwork.
Forsyth Barr Stadium, New Zealand
Set in the Monte Castro hillside, the Braga Municipal Stadium is a striking and unusual design with bare rock faces on two sides.
Braga Municipal Stadium, Portugal
Ancon fixings have been used to restrain the stone cladding of a Buddhist Temple located in the Catskill Mountains, New York State.
Stone Restraints - Buddhist Temple, New York, USA
The most efficient method of supporting stonework is normally for individual corbel supports to be positioned at the vertical joint between two adjacent stones.
Tie bars are increasingly being used in structures and buildings as an architectural as well as a structural element.
Tension & Compression Systems
Concrete structures are designed with expansion and contraction joints to allow movement to take place.
Shear Load Connectors
The use of Ancon Reinforcing Bar Couplers can simplify the design and construction of reinforced concrete and reduce the amount of reinforcement required.
Reinforcing Bar Couplers
Catch up on the latest developments from Ancon
Use of offsite manufacturing for multi-storey concrete frames is increasing in the UK. This trend has necessitated the development of new construction methodologies, particularly in the field of primary structural connections between precast concrete elements.
Teplo-BFR is an innovative basalt-fibre wall tie that features a plain end for resin anchoring into an existing structure and a moulded safety end for building into a new bed joint.
Nexus, the next generation of brick-faced support systems developed through a collaboration between Ibstock Kevington and Ancon, is the first of its kind to achieve British Board of Agrément (BBA) certification for both soffits and lintels.