Precast Structures is the industry specialist in the design, manufacture and erection of offsite modular building techniques using precast concrete manufactured by our manufacturing partners. We have the ability to choose the best design solution for your specific project utilizing a wealth of precast concrete options.
PCS has built a reputation based on extensive experience of economical design, the latest manufacturing processes and the use of composite steel and concrete materials most appropriate to the project.
The adoption of Modern Methods of building construction is limited when restricted to a single material and is often constrained by conventional design thinking.
PCS designs are innovative in both manufacture and concept. By directly employing in house erection teams the practicality of the erection process is factored into the project design.
With the experience of the PCS team a partnership can be developed with the Project Design Team and assist in developing new solutions, by providing critical design information at early development stages. This can assist in the choice of precast concrete as the correct solution to the building design development.
Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge has awarded a contract to construct a £28 million key worker housing development for the hospital site to main contractor, SDC Construction.
Precast Concrete Structures has been awarded the contract to design supply and erect the four six-storey buildings which will provide 100 apartments and a total of 292 beds for hospital staff.
The original scheme was based on an insitu concrete design. PCS worked with the Design Team to change the structure to a precast solution to gain considerable programme and finishing benefits.
The PCS design utilises twin wall panels which provide rapid erection times and reduced costs for follow-on trades as they are of sufficiently high quality to accept direct decoration without the need for plastering or dry lining.
The twin wall panels, which are half the weight of solid concrete panel sections, are delivered to site in carefully planned and managed just-in-time process ready to be craned into position. After erection the panels are filled with concrete, which provides the building with its structural integrity.
External brick clad pre-cast concrete panels are used to the balcony edges to maintain the brickwork aesthetic to the external facade treatment.
The development is a mix of en-suite rooms and flats which will have a range of features including brie soleil and balconies, in addition to bicycle storage areas, which is an essential requirement for a development in a city where bicycles are the principal mode of transport.
Erection will commence on site mid-April 2009 with completion October 2009.