Capella updates

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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 project to be [...]

Capella update 16 – small site footprint doesn’t delay completion 2018-07-13T15:35:53+00:00

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 is being designed [...]

Capella update 15 – integration of precast façade 2018-07-13T15:35:09+00:00

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 constructed by PCE [...]

Capella update 14 – 120m2 external pre glazed cladding per day per crane 2018-07-13T15:33:19+00:00

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 class scientific and [...]

Capella update 13 – final precast concrete columns installed 2018-07-13T15:34:05+00:00

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 be installed. PCE [...]

Capella update 12 – 5th floor construction 2018-07-13T15:32:50+00:00

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 the structure (totalling [...]

Precast concrete construction – this is what can be achieved in 105 days! 2018-07-13T15:30:15+00:00

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 would otherwise have [...]

Capella update 10 – overcoming the problems of a small site footprint 2018-07-13T15:31:58+00:00

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 to provide world [...]

Capella update 9 – 126m3 concrete poured on ground floor topping 2018-07-13T15:18:32+00:00

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 two cranes on [...]

Capella update 8 – the benefits of hybrid precast construction 2018-07-13T15:29:41+00:00

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 project architects Fairhursts Design [...]

Capella update 7 – solid core walls added at north end 2018-07-13T15:18:03+00:00