Company News

August 2018 : Barrow Project Reaches Safety Milestone
HRH the Duke of York meets Mark Denham and some of our trainees at the opening ceremony.
Elland Steel are proud to be associated with the prestigious new BAE facilities project in Barrow which during the third week of July reached a milestone of having worked 250,000 man hours without a RIDDOR reportable or lost time injury event.

This required all contractors involved to work together with the client to achieve the goal of keeping all of their respective employees safe.
April 2018 : First BCSA Member to be Certified to BS EN 3834 by the SCCS
Mark Denham Is Presented With The Certificate

Mark Denham receives our certificate for a successful audit to BS EN 3834 from Dr Simon Pike (SCCS Certification Board Chairman) on 26th April 2018.

Elland Steel Structures are the first company to be audited to BS EN 3834 by the SCCS. Mark would like to thank everybody involved in achieving this accreditation.
October 2017 : Central Square Receives A Commendation At The Structural Steel Design Awards
Representatives From The Companies In The Design Team Recieve The Award

Collecting the award, pictured from right to left are: Tim Outridge - President of the BCSA, Jeremy Shorrocks - Commercial Director at Elland Steel, David Hill - Design Director at WSP, David Lingard - Principle Design Manager at Wates Construction, Jason Clarke - Architect at DLA

Following the recent Structural Steel Design Awards ceremony in London we are happy to say that Central Square, Leeds has received a commendation.

The Judges' made the following comments: 'Central Square is a landmark office and leisure complex within two minutes of Leeds City Station. In this BREEAM Outstanding development the floors are supported on long-span beams enabling 25,000ft2 floorplates, the largest in the city. The ground and first floors are accessed through a large atrium 'winter garden' forming a new and exciting part of the public realm in the area.'

For more information about the contract see the commercial contracts section of our website.
June 2017 : Mark Denham Elected Deputy President Of The BCSA
HRH the Duke of York meets Mark Denham and some of our trainees at the opening ceremony.
At the BCSA Ltd AGM on 22nd June 2017, Mark Denham, Chairman & Managing Director of Elland Steel Structures Ltd was elected Deputy President of the BCSA.

It is envisaged that this appointment will be for a period of three years, thereafter Mark should become the President of the BCSA. Mark thanked the members for supporting his nomination for Deputy President and commented that he was looking forward to working with the BCSA and the President in the future.
June 2017 : Central Square Shortlisted For Structural Steel Design Awards
The Central Square Building In Leeds
The shortlist for the 2017 Structural Steel Design Awards has been announced and we are pleased to say that Central Square in Leeds has made the list.

Elland Steel Structures Ltd designed the connections, detailed, fabricated and erected approximately 2000 tonnes of steel for this contract. In addition Elland Steel Structures Ltd supplied metal decking and edge protection systems for the contract. This is the first time that Elland Steel Structures Ltd have entered the competition, being short listed is a great achievement and we will be in attendance for the evening reception in London on 4th October 2017, when the winners will be announced.
June 2017 : New Version of the NSSS Released
New NSSS 6th Edition Released.
A new version of the National Structural Steelwork Specification (NSSS) has been released in pdf format. This 6th Edition of the NSSS is closer aligned to the requirements of BS EN 1090-2 and is available on the BSCA website by clicking here.
Our Mark Denham was on the drafting commitee for this new version of the specification.

The main changes to this version are:

  • Various clauses throughout the NSSS have been modified to make it clear that under the Construction Design and Management Regulations 2015 all parties have a duty to cooperate with others involved in the construction of the works.

  • Sections 1 and 3 have been updated to include the BIM information required and that to be provided by the steelwork contractor.

  • UK suppliers and distributors of structural fasteners shall comply with National Highways Sector Scheme 3 or an equivalent quality management system.

  • Fracture mechanics has been added as an alternative to selecting the steel qualities as allowed for in BS EN 1993-1-10.

  • The tables for specifying ordinary and preloaded bolt assemblies have been updated and include additional tables for tie-bar assemblies.

  • Clarification has been provided on the traceability of steel products, in particular the meaning of partial traceability.

  • A new clause has been added which describes the method for adding together permitted deviations.

  • Clause 5.3.2 has been changed to allow the Responsible Welding Coordinator to act as the examiner for the approval of welding procedures.

  • Clause 5.6 on the shear stud welding has been revised to include requirements for initial type testing and routine testing.

  • References to British Standards have been updated throughout the specification.

April 2017 : Oastler Building Receives Royal Opening
HRH the Duke of York meets Mark Denham and some of our trainees at the opening ceremony.
The £28 million Oastler building for the University Of Huddersfield was opened by HRH the Duke of York, who is the University’s chancellor. The opening ceremony was attended by the key contractors including Elland Steel Structures who showcased their work on the job and development of apprentices to his Royal Highness.

In his speech the Duke of York noted he was fascinated by the “inter-connectivity” between the various contractors that was necessary for the completion of the project.
April 2017 : Apprentices Visit British Steel
The second batch of apprentices visiting British Steel
A second group of apprentices visited the British Steel Teeside Beam Mill to gain an insight in to the steel production process.

The design, drawing, production planning and quantity surveyor apprentices were given a presentation covering technical aspects of steel design and a tour of the beam mill. The apprentices were impressed with the size of the British Steel facility and the amount of automation.
April 2017 : Men Of Steel Raise Money For Charity
Our 5 a side football team
Elland Steel Structures fielded a team in a 5 a side tournament to raise money for Overgate Hospice.
December 2016 : Training The Next Generation
Elland Steel Trainees On A Visit To British Steel
Elland steel trainees visited the British Steel rolling mill and service centre in Teesside for a tour and presentation as part of our commitment to ensure all our staff have a full understanding of the processes involved with a steel framed building, from producing the steel right through to erection.
September 2016 : Elland Steel Structures Overdo It On Denim To Raise Money For Jeans For Genes Day
Some of the staff at Elland Steel Structures Wearing Jeans for Jeans for Genes day

Staff at Elland Steel left their suits at home and wore their jeans on Jeans for Genes Day 2016 which took place on Friday 23rd September making a donation of at least £2 each to wear their jeans on the Day.

We all inherit a range of talents, skills and personality traits through our genes – they’re part of what makes us who we are. But 1 in 25 children also inherit a genetic disorder that makes their life very difficult. By pulling on a pair of jeans overdoing it in denim, we will be helping to fund the vital care and support services that transform their lives.

July 2016 : Elland Steel Receive BCSA BIM Charter Certification
BCSA BIM Certification (Click To View)
Elland steel have been audited by the BCSA under the Building Information Modelling Charter and have demonstrated that they have all the necessary policies and procedures in place to comply with both PAS 91-2013 and PAS 1192-2:2013 to achieve ‘Level 2 BIM’ maturity.

May 2016 : Elland Steel Truss Lowered Into Place In Ground-Level 'Topping Out' Ceremony
Ceremony to Mark The Truss Being Lowered Into Position
A 16.2 metre tall steel truss was fixed in place using a stainless steel pin by Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Bob Cryan, the High Sherriff of West Yorkshire, Mr Chris Brown and Mr Pat Boyle, MD of Morgan Sindall Construction as part of a ceremony to mark a crucial stage in the construction of Huddersfield Universities new £27.5 million Oastler Building.

Further details of this ceremony and the finished building can be found on the business link website by clicking here.

April 2016 : All The Best For The Future Walter
Walter (Centre) with Mark Denham (Left) and Gary Roe (Right) On His Last Day
Having been with us since October 1982 one of the most long standing employees in our fabrication shop Walter has now retired after over 33 years of service.

We would like to thank him for his commitment and hard work over the years and wish him a long and happy retirement.
December 2015 : Steve Have a Holiday On Us
Steve (Centre) is presented with his voucher by Mark Denham (Right) and Gary Roe (Left)

One of our loyal employees, Steve Shaw has been presented with a voucher for a well deserved holiday following 40 years of continuous service with Elland Steel.

Steve was presented with this by our Managing Director Mark Denham and Production Manager Gary Roe.

September 2015 : Contract For Work On New Huddersfield University Building Secured

Elland Steel have secured the contract to design, fabricate and erect the steel frame for the Oastler Building at Huddersfield University worth approximately £1 million.

The new landmark building on Huddersfield ring road will provide new teaching spaces for the University's Law School and the School of Music, Humanities and Media.

December 2014 : A Significant Portion Of 2015's Turnover Secured In December 2014
  • Central Square, Leeds a 12 storey office block containing approximatly 2000 tonnes of steelwork valued at around £4,200,000

  • Liverpool Royal Hospital a new prestigous city university hospital, around 1700 tonnes of steelwork valued at around £3,500,000 for Carillion Building.

  • The Embankment, Greengates Manchester a 2,800 tonne car park supporting a 12 storey office block above, for Carillion Building. Value approaching £6,000,000

December 2013 : Elland Steel Structures Ltd - Secure New Contracts For 2014

Elland Steel Structures Ltd are pleased to announce that we have been awarded £8 million of work in the month of December. This work comprises orders for 8 No contracts for a variety of well known Principle Contractors, the work is spread throughout Q1 and Q2 of 2014 and gives Elland Steel a solid start to next year.

July 2013 : CE Marking for all Construction Products

CE marking for all construction products, covered by a harmonized standard or conforming to a European Technical assessment became mandatory on 1st July 2013. For fabricated structural steelwork, CE marking will become mandatory on 1st July 2014. For further information please refer to this BCSA document.

June 2013 : Elland Steel Structures Ltd - 40 Years of Successful Trading

In 1973 Keith Denham founded Elland Steel Fabrications in a small rented workshop (500 sq ft) in Elland, West Yorkshire. After steady growth, in 1982 Elland Steel moved to Marshall Hall mills (7000 sq ft) located in Elland, the company has started to undertake sub-contract work for larger structural steelwork contractors. As the company grew in stature it commenced working direct for Principle Contractors towards the late eighties. In 1990, Elland Steel Structures Ltd as it is known today bought its present site in Highroad Well in Halifax (100,000 sq ft). In the early nineties the company supplemented its drawing office with the 3D detailing system STRUCAD and in 1994 began to employ its own in-house designers.

February 2013 : CE Marking to Execution Class 4 level

Elland Steel Structures Ltd have been upgraded from execution class 2 to execution class 4 status. Execution class 4 status is reserved for the most rigorous requirements of fabrication covered by BS EN 1090-2 and covers all building structures anticipated in the UK and Euro regions.

January 2013 : International Welding Qualification

Mr Mark Denham has successfully completed eight further one week long modules at the Welding Institute (TWI) to gain the qualifications of International Welding Technologist (IWT) and International Welding Engineer (IWE). These qualifications satisfy the academic requirements of “Specific” and “Comprehensive” knowledge as specified in EN ISO 14731.


Elland Steel Structures Ltd
Philmar House, Gibbet Street, Highroad Well, Halifax, HX2 0AR
Telephone: 01422 380262       Fax: 01422 380263