O2 Arena


AEG Europe, new owners of the Millennium Dome have transformed London’s landmark in to a major entertainments facility. The redevelopment of the 02 Dome, valued at over £600million was completed by main contractor Sir Robert McAlpine.

Scope of Works

Powershield designed, manufactured and installed over 250no doors including Powershield Personnel, Powershield Fire and Powershield Acoustic. Also included within the sub-contract works was the procurement and management of the roller shutter doors required.

The Works

Doors were designed using Autocad 2002 with Mechanical Desktop version 6 and Auto SM. Following the drawing approval process the construction information was seamlessly downloaded to computer numerically controlled manufacturing equipment within the factory using CAD/CAM software.

The architect requested a consistent shadow gap between the door frames and the existing structural openings making it necessary to manufacture doors exactly to suit the project. Contract Manager Gareth Cranston conducted a complete and thorough survey of every opening on the project using laser measuring equipment. With Bluetooth integration between the measuring device and his PDA, dimensions could be taken and recorded quickly and accurately. The information could then be directly e-mailed to the drawing office to incorporate in the drawings.

Doors were manufactured, polyester powder coated and fitted with all hardware in-house prior to despatch to ensure a quality finished product arrived on site. Installation was then completed by a directly-employed fitting team on time and to the satisfaction of both main contractor and architect.