The design and detailing of the offsite engineered structure was carried out by PCE Ltd's in-house design and detailing team, using 3D modelling and associated design software.
The soon to be completed Hilton Gardens Inn is the latest addition to the Emirates Old Trafford. Founded in 1864 as a successor to Manchester Cricket Club, Lancashire have played at Old Trafford since then and, in 1865, played their inaugural first-class match, beating Middlesex. PCE were appointed by Galliford Try Construction and project architects are ICA, a 50 strong architecture and interior design studio with offices in Glasgow and London.
The hotel features two structural precast cores which are the latest to be designed and detailed by PCE. They are manufactured from a new adjustable core mould that PCE have invested in as part of the expansion of the companies offering in providing precast structural cores to the wider construction market. The structure also consists of precast concrete columns, beams, hollowcore flooring, internal cross walls, and external architectural finished precast walls. Cantilever balconies from level 2 to 5 are supported from 325mm deep x 1200mm wide slabs containing reinforced thermal breaks.