AKS Ward London
Head Office
One West Smithfield
London
EC1A 9JU

020 7236 0161
020 7236 3239
london@aksward.com

Gary Allen / Director
Matt Walker / Technical Director
Roger Fisher / Company Secretary

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AKS Ward Hitchin
Lister Beare
Manor Court, 26 Bancroft
Hitchin, Hertfordshire
SG5 1JW

01462 420 668
01462 438 630
hitchin@aksward.com

Roger Fisher / Director
Colin Seabrook / Technical Director
Michael Beare / Consultant.

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AKS Ward Southampton
116 High Street
The French Quarter
Southampton
SO14 2AA

02380 235 340
02380 634 294
southampton@aksward.com

David Perkins / Director

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AKS Ward Oxford
Seacourt Tower
West Way
Oxford
OX2 0JJ

01865 240 071
01865 248 006
oxford@aksward.com

Craig Gamble / Director
Charles Soothill / Director

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AKS Ward Birmingham
33a Vittoria Street
Birmingham
B1 3ND

01212 274 386
birmingham@aksward.com

Gary Allen / Director
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News

June 7, 2017

Romford Leisure Topping-out Ceremony

Hosted by Simon Cook of Willmott Dixon, AKS Ward were invited to attend the formal topping-out ceremony for the £28M flagship Romford Ice Rink and Swimming Pool complex on the 17th May 2017.

The construction includes an eight-lane pool for competitions, gymnasium, and first floor 56m by 26m ice rink; the new home for the ice hockey team, the London Raiders.

The topping-out ceremony also included senior representatives of Havering Council, the client project team, key trades, and Willmott Dixon.

It provided a good opportunity for the client to take some PR photos for the local press and allowed the client and client teams to take a walk around the site to see the work in progress, followed by drinks and refreshments afterwards. Praise was well received for AKS Ward’s structural solution to a complex build. The estimated completion for works is December 2017.

Further reading can be found at New Steel Construction Magazine, featuring our substructure steelwork model. An article on the London Raiders and construction progress of the Romford Leisure Centre have been published in the Romford Recorder.