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Capella Laboratory, Cambridge updates

The building was designed to provide world class scientific and research facilities with a stringent requirement to minimise vibrational effects when occupied and in use, due to the very sensitive scientific equipment that is being installed.

  • The Capella Laboratory in Cambridge is on the verge of completion
  • Main contractors the Kier Group, have benefited from the partnership with PCE Ltd
  • The structure was built using two cranes on a confined site
  • PCE delivered the seven suspended floors of the structure
  • PCE have enabled the integration of an extremely complex services strategy

Capella update 16 – small site footprint doesn’t delay completion

February 20th, 2017|Comments Off on Capella update 16 – small site footprint doesn’t delay completion

Hybrid precast construction benefits for Kier The Capella Laboratory in Cambridge is on the verge of completion. Main contractors the Kier Group, have benefited from the partnership with PCE Ltd, whose hybrid construction techniques have enable the [...]

  • The structural frame design adopted is generally precast columns
  • precast concrete edge beams and structural steel Deltabeam spine beams
  • The Architect for the Capella Laboratory is the Fairhursts Design Group
  • The Capella Laboratory in Cambridge is being constructed by PCE Ltd

Capella update 15 – integration of precast façade

January 24th, 2017|Comments Off on Capella update 15 – integration of precast façade

Complex services strategy pays dividends The Capella Laboratory in Cambridge is being constructed by PCE Ltd using two cranes on a confined site - with a relatively small footprint between two existing and in-use facilities.  The building [...]

  • Offsite manufactured glazing panels
  • Hybrid frame basis for offsite construction
  • External pre glazed cladding being installed by PCE
  • 10 metre high panels being installed onto hybrid frame
  • PCE Ltd installing offsite constructed panels at Capella
  • PCE Ltd precast hybrid construction at Capella, Cambridge

Capella update 14 – 120m2 external pre glazed cladding per day per crane

January 11th, 2017|Comments Off on Capella update 14 – 120m2 external pre glazed cladding per day per crane

10 metre high panels being installed onto hybrid frame The benefits of hybrid construction are being showcased on site in Cambridge as the first offsite constructed external pre-glazed panels arrive at the Capella site.  The facility is being [...]

  • Delta beam spine beams have been used in the construction
  • Capella in Cambridge showcasing precast concrete advantages
  • PCE are delivering the offsite manufactured structure
  • The eternal glazing panels will be installed at a rate of 300m² per day
  • The final precast concrete column has been erected by PCE

Capella update 13 – final precast concrete columns installed

November 21st, 2016|Comments Off on Capella update 13 – final precast concrete columns installed

External glazed panels to follow next The last precast column has been erected on site at Capella, Cambridge, with the project still running on time. The facility is being constructed by PCE Ltd to provide world [...]

  • Large multi-storey laboratory building called Capella
  • Volumetric concrete boxes at the core of the structure built by PCE.jpg
  • Offsite factory production of the stair and lift shaft boxes
  • Precast hybrid construction by PCE Ltd

Capella update 12 – 5th floor construction

November 3rd, 2016|Comments Off on Capella update 12 – 5th floor construction

Capella in Cambridge showcasing precast concrete advantages The finished building has an uncompromising requirement to minimise vibrational effects when it is occupied and in use because of the very sensitive nature of the scientific equipment that will [...]

  • Capella Laboratory in Cambridge by PCE Ltd
  • The benefits of PCE's offsite hybrid construction techniques demonstrated
  • Precast concrete - Hollowcore is now progressing to level four

Precast concrete construction – this is what can be achieved in 105 days!

October 18th, 2016|Comments Off on Precast concrete construction – this is what can be achieved in 105 days!

The benefits of PCE's offsite hybrid construction techniques demonstrated The Capella Laboratory in Cambridge, being constructed by PCE Ltd in conjunction with consulting engineers Arup and main contractor the Kier Group is progressing rapidly. PCE are delivering the seven suspended floors of [...]

  • Precast concrete designed and erected by PCE
  • Example of PCE Ltd's hybrid construction techniques
  • Hybrid construction techniques provide time and cost savings
  • Structural frame of Capella building in Cambrige by PCE Ltd

Capella update 10 – overcoming the problems of a small site footprint

October 10th, 2016|Comments Off on Capella update 10 – overcoming the problems of a small site footprint

Construction with 2 cranes on a confined site progressing well Construction of the Capella Laboratory in Cambridge is progressing rapidly as a result of the adoption of PCE Ltd's fast erection programme, which is much shorter than [...]

  • Precast concrete ground floor slab structural topping
  • PCE Ltd precast concrete hybrid construction in Cambridge
  • Capella - precast concrete construction by PCE Ltd

Capella update 9 – 126m3 concrete poured on ground floor topping

September 19th, 2016|Comments Off on Capella update 9 – 126m3 concrete poured on ground floor topping

Ground floor slab structural topping The first floor pour of the ground floor structural topping has been completed - with the addition of an impressive 126m³ of concrete being added. The building is being designed [...]

  • Capella Laboratory Cambridge demonstrates the advantages of hybrid precast construction
  • Capella update the benefits of hybrid precast construction
  • Fast erection programmed is shortened by offsite precast
  • PCE will deliver the 7 suspended floors of the structure

Capella update 8 – the benefits of hybrid precast construction

August 30th, 2016|Comments Off on Capella update 8 – the benefits of hybrid precast construction

Certainty, scale and flexibility advantages The Capella Laboratory in Cambridge is in the process of being constructed in conjunction with consulting engineers Arup and main contractor the Kier Group. The structure will be built using [...]

  • Precast concrete by PCE - solid core walls added at north end
  • Capella, Cambridge PCE offsite manufactured precast concrete
  • Offsite manufactured precast concrete in Cambridge
  • Precast concrete pillars in Cambridge

Capella update 7 – solid core walls added at north end

August 22nd, 2016|Comments Off on Capella update 7 – solid core walls added at north end

1st to 2nd level structure well underway The Capella laboratory project is now progressing rapidly in Cambridge with offsite manufactured solid core walls being added to the north end of the site. PCE Ltd are working with [...]

  • PCE's hybrid construction project Capella in Cambridge
  • Precast concrete columns on site Capella1
  • PCE LTD precast hybrid construction Capella2
  • Offsite precast concrete beams in Cambridge Capella3
  • Precast columns for hybrid construction in Cambridge
  • BIM techniques for hybrid precast construction

Capella update 6 – hybrid construction project takes shape

August 10th, 2016|Comments Off on Capella update 6 – hybrid construction project takes shape

Precast columns for multi-storey laboratory building Latest: 1st to 2nd level structure progressing The Capella building in Cambridge is being designed to provide world class scientific and research facilities with a stringent requirement to minimize vibrational effects [...]

  • Capella Cambridge offsite construction
  • Delta beams delivered to Capella by PCE Ltd
  • PCE Ltd hybrid precast construction in Cambridge
  • Offsite manufactured elements delivered by PCE Ltd

Capella update 5 – 250m³ of concrete into the retaining walls

June 29th, 2016|Comments Off on Capella update 5 – 250m³ of concrete into the retaining walls

Mechanical plant lifted into position Rapid progress onsite as PCE Ltd pump over 250m³ of concrete into the retaining walls of the Capella building in Cambridge - a building that has been designed to provide world class [...]

  • Fast offsite construction programme by PCE at Capella
  • Precast hybrid construction by PCE Ltd at Capella in Cambridge

Capella update 4 – offsite construction demonstrates what can be achieved in a week

June 13th, 2016|Comments Off on Capella update 4 – offsite construction demonstrates what can be achieved in a week

Photos prove the speed benefits of offsite precast components The latest images from the Capella Laboratory, Cambridge show how much has been achieved on the site of what will be a world class scientific and research facility - [...]

  • Waterproof Basement wall construction by PCE Ltd showing precast concrete elements

Capella update 3 – waterproof basement wall construction

June 8th, 2016|Comments Off on Capella update 3 – waterproof basement wall construction

Precast concrete walls arriving onsite The Capella, Cambridge project is progressing rapidly as precast components are arriving and being installed. Precast component production began earlier in the year, ensuring a rapid project delivery. PCE Ltd [...]

  • PCE precast basement wall panel at Capella Cambridge

Capella update 2 – first precast wall panel – only 4,134 units to go!

June 6th, 2016|Comments Off on Capella update 2 – first precast wall panel – only 4,134 units to go!

PCE developing smarter hybrid structural solutions The first basement wall panel have just been delivered to site at Project Capella in Cambridge - a building that has been designed to provide world class scientific and research facilities [...]

  • Capella Laboratory, Cambridge includes precast concrete edge beams
  • PCEs approach uses BIM techniques
  • structural steel Deltabeam spine beams will support 300mm deep hollowcore planks

Kier choose PCE as superstructure construction partner

April 2nd, 2016|Comments Off on Kier choose PCE as superstructure construction partner

Hybrid construction for Capella Laboratory, Cambridge The building is being designed to provide world class scientific and research facilities with a stringent requirement to minimize vibrational effects when it is occupied and in use due [...]

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