The use of cross-wall construction in student accommodation gives significant benefits for short-term build projects where a deadline for opening is critical.
Precast concrete construction offers extremely durable accommodation, capable of sustaining even the toughest conditions of student living.
By the use of direct finishing techniques to the walls and ceiling, together with solid room-sized slabs, and the pre-installation of bathroom pods, cross-wall construction offers speed of construction together with economy.
Key requirements for economical construction in student accommodation include:
By adhering to these basic principles, Precast Concrete Structures Ltd will provide advice and innovative solutions on the most economical means of manufacturing the components and sequencing the erection to the maximum benefit of the client. These benefits include:
Precast Structures Ltd are pleased to have been the selected sDesign, Supply and Erect contractor for SDC Contractors Ltd on their now completed Key Worker Accomodation located at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge.
David Peacock, Project Director for SDC Builders Ltd, announced that “Precast Structures Ltd approached the project in a professional manner, were responsive and open to discussion on commercial matters, procurement, design, performance on site settlement of the final account.
The choice to use precast concrete has never been in doubt, and (PCS) delivered the scheme on time. The supply chain was excellent “
“The support we received from (PCS) Management was commensurate with (their) understanding of the importance & seriousness with which we treat the project. We have learned some lessons from this project, which we would take forward to future schemes.”
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