|Owner||MERO TSK Group, Würzburg|
Mero-Schmidlin (UK) plc is a business specializing in building construction systems. It is based in Surrey in the United Kingdom and is owned by the German MERO-TSK Group. The name MERO is an abbreviation for Mengeringhausen Rohrbauweise (Mengeringhausen's tubular structures).
The MERO company was founded by Dr Ing. Max Mengeringhausen in Würzburg, Germany in 1948. In 1957 the Mero construction technique, which uses hollow steel tubes connected into steel nodes in a predetermined geometry, was presented at the Berlin International Construction Fair.
In 1988 Mero (UK) plc was established to service customers in the UK. Then in February 2006, following the acquisition of Schmidlin Facadetechnology AG in Switzerland by TSK Group, Mero (UK) plc's German parent company, Mero (UK) plc changed its name to Mero-Schmidlin (UK) plc.
The Company's activities are as follows:
- Construction systems
- Raised floor systems
Notable structures using the technique
- Stockholm Globe Arena, Sweden - Dome with diameter of 110 m (1989)
- National Indoor Arena, Birmingham, UK - 128x90m single span spaceframe roof (1990)
- The Eden Project, Cornwall, UK - Biome structures
- The Glasgow Science Centre, Glasgow, Scotland, UK - Exhibition Hall and 3D Cinema to the Building Design Partnership designed science park (2001)
- The Deep, Kingston upon Hull, UK - Large Aquarium designed by Sir Terry Farrell finished in 2001, having taken 17 months to construct.