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Dakota Hotel update 8 – sandwich panels, lift cores and bathroom pods

Offsite produced sandwich panels with incorporated windows

PCE Ltd are currently producing an offsite engineered Hybrid structure for the luxury five star Dakota Boutique Hotel project in Manchester.

Once completed, the luxury hotel will hold 137 bedrooms over 8 levels with the 9th level containing executive suites.

Architectural brick faced precast concrete sandwich panels (shown in the images above) are being supplied for the hotel façade. They have been supplied to site with windows fitted at the precast factory.

PreFastCore units for lift cores

Triple PrefastCore units have been deployed for the main lobby area. Suitable for all types of structural frames PreFastCore provides safe and easy access for site personnel to different floor levels during the construction programme as well as providing a cost effective means of transferring lateral loads to the foundations.

Main lobby area for lift cores. Triple PreFastCore by PCEPreFastCore units at the Dakota Hotel in Manchester

Bathroom pods and Deltabeams

View of Level 2 with bathroom pods installed installed by PCE
A view of level 2 with bathroom pods installed by PCE, showing Deltabeams spanning the corridor

Inside of a bedroom with internal view of brick faced sandwich panelThe inside of a bedroom with internal view of a brick faced sandwich panel and bathroom pod

The overall project is designed by Leeds based KPP Architects and International Consulting Engineers JPG Group, who are also Leeds based.

Further information

Dakota Hotel update 7 – first sandwich panels craned into place »

Dakota Hotel update 6 – level 1 walls and Delta Beams installed »

Dakota Hotel update 5 – level 1 walls installed and complete »

Dakota Hotel update 4 – 4.4m wide precast flooring unit arrives on site »

Dakota Hotel update 3 – second sandwich panel de-moulded »

Dakota Hotel update 2 – offsite produced brick faced precast concrete sandwich panels »

Hybrid construction methods chosen for new Dakota Hotel in Manchester »

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