We therefore feel that it is entirely fitting that the Man of Steel celebrates the importance of the Yorkshire steel and coal industries, the lives of the men and women who worked in them and ensures that the next generations understand their local and Yorkshire heritage. The project also will showcase the best of the region’s current and future manufacturing technology, and as a high performance engineering design company this is what we are all about.
It may appear to be a simple challenge; however the construction of the iconic Yorkshire Man of Steel will require the design engineering, manufacturing and construction expertise of the regional businesses, the ‘Team of Steel’ to deliver this unique and challenging project.
The scanning has allowed the accurate reproduction of Steve’s 300mm high bronze maquette, and which has been scaled up to create the famous model now seen by thousands of people around the region.
The Heart has already raised over £100,000 with thousands being given to the British Heart Foundation as part of the support for Rotherham as a ‘Heart Town’.
All of the money being donated by the people, who in return will get their names placed on the second heart that will be placed inside the Man of Steel.
Steam drum internals, a series of display, scrubber & cans (cyclone separators).
Low-water cutoff: It is a mechanical means (usually a float change) that is utilized to turn off the burner or shut down gasoline to the boiler to prevent it from running once the drinking water runs below a certain point.
It is important that the entire project will be designed and fabricated locally, harnessing a range of specialist skills and materials and showcasing the region’s renowned reputation for excellence.
Following the generous Heritage Lottery Fund donation, we look forward to working with Steve, Jane & the other companies in the ‘Team of Steel’ to bring the project to reality over the coming months; helping create a new Yorkshire Icon which will both celebrate the past and present, encourage people to visit and also help boost the region’s future economy. The address where the event will take place is 120a Artema Street (Aquarelle), Donetsk, Ukraine.We are very thankful to Ukrainians who showed such interest about our exhibition and helped to spread the information.We have been fully supportive of Steve as he pushed hard to offset the inevitable critics, who only saw the sculpture and not what it truly represents as an icon of the people, community and Yorkshire.Nothing could have cemented this more than the development and creation of the Heart of Steel; the first sculpture of which now sits proudly outside Rotherham’s Minster.It is really encouraging that people here are really so much into arts.