To meet a challenging design, manufacture and construction programme involving some 13,000 precast concrete elements, required close co-operation of design and procurement within supply chain.
The project involved the construction of 12 precast concrete buildings, including three 480 place four-storey houseblocks, entry buildings, a hospital, an isolation unit, first night facilities and associated buildings, all within a demanding timeframe of just one calendar year.
The precast elements have a number of features designed to limit site work to a minimum and speed up construction. All doors, window grilles and window units were built in at manufacture, along with balustrades, sanitary provisions and drainage. M&E provision was also cast into the units at manufacture, along with other features designed to directly interface with 12 metre service cores installed in all three of the four-storey houseblocks.
- 53 week precast build programme, contract value £35 million
- £180 million project, £35 million precast structures. 12 buildings / 13,500 precast concrete units
- 3,500 panel types
- 60-week production programme / 300 units weekly at peak