Case studies

Foot Asylum, Oxford Street

Kingstal were approached by our client who requires a steelwork solution for a flagship store on Oxford Street, Central London. The project was to supply a large 5x sided digital screen “cube” that spanned between two floors with no visible fixings. A hole was cut into the first floor and the structure is to hang from a large steel beam to appear floating, this proved complicated as due to the location of the hole in the centre of the store, the screen was to be offset from the beam approx. 65/35 split. This however, wasn’t the only location issue, with the store located in central London, access had to be considered during the design process as structures of this size are usually fabricated as a single unit and lifted into place with a crane.

With the potential issues in mind, Kingstal proceeded with the design and the solution was to have fabricated in a series of frames that are light enough to be lifted by hand but strong enough to be fit for purpose. We worked in conjunction with our structural engineer to design the frame based on the afore mentioned requirements. All frames were designed in conjunction with the LED cabinet fixing points, all fixing points were to be incorporated into the frames.

Due to on-site set backs out of our control, the lead time to have this one installed was tight. We liaised with our client regarding the time on site and it was agreed that the structure must be installed by the end of the week as the site was due to be merchandised and construction must be finished. We had to get our steelwork installed so our client can install the LED cabinets ready for merchandising.

All frames were trial fit at Kingstals factory prior to installing so we knew all eventualities were covered. Once the first frame was mounted securely, the rest of the frames were assembled from this point, bolted together as per the calculations. Once the frames were securely installed, it was time for the client to install the LED cabinets ready for the store to be merchandised.

This was a huge project for us at Kingstal with lots at stake, the lead time was tight and the design was dependant on a multitude of external factors. As this was a flagship store opening; it was imperative that we worked safely yet efficiently and got the project over the line.

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In the UK, welder approval codes are to BS EN and ISO standards, each of our welders have a wide range of coding to cover the wide range of services that we offer. it is a legal requirement for all structural steel to be fabricated to at least execution class 2, and to fabricate to this standard, all welds must be to the correct procedures.


Cert no. 15650

Cert no. 15650

Cert no. 15650