7 months of design and fabrication resulted
in an award winning construction
In what will no doubt become historicised as a monumental effort, the completed Weston Tower structure opened for business on the 11th June 2018, allowing people from all walks of life to visit the newly-named Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries and experience the rich tapestry of history within.
Following approximately 7 months of constant design, development and fabrication for McNealy Brown, the Autodesk Inventor software made much lighter work of what is arguably one of the most historically important structural projects undertaken in London in the last decade.
Thanks to Inventor, the 3D model was successfully and remarkably transformed into more than 50 tonnes of steel, comprised of more than 5,000 components.
With the project’s ambition and design aesthetic also recognised by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the project went on to win a 2019 RIBA London Award and 2019 RIBA National Award – together with BBC Arts describing the new tower as one of the “Seven architectural wonders” from RIBA’s National awards.