• Bronze Beacons 02


Artist: Mel Chantry
Client: Benson Sedgwick

Three 7m high beacons designed for Letchworth town centre.

Our role in this project has been to carry out a structural analysis and advise on material thicknesses and weld locations etc. The bronze alloy PB102 was chosen for it’s high ductility and fatigue strength and was milled specifically for the project.

The shapes were mapped using Rhino before being meshed for a finite element analysis. Buckling behaviour and natural frequencies were studied to ensure the stability of the slender outstand elements in high winds.