PCE Ltd is delighted to have been appointed by Regal London to deliver the architectural precast façade for their new prestigious Central and Cecil Housing Trust housing development in St. John's Wood, London.
PCE is responsible for a contract package covering the design, offsite manufacture and assembly on-site of over 1000 precast concrete units forming the mullions and spandrels with reconstructed stone and brick faced finishes to create the primary façade of the building as well as framing for the remaining fenestration and façade features. The reconstructed stone finished spandrels will also be manufactured with integrated balcony support connections and ventilation ducts cast within them to service each apartment with fresh air. PCE will also be responsible for the structural exoskeletons to the North and South facades using the same reconstructed stone concrete mix within a series of offsite manufactured double storey columns and linking beams. The exoskeletons are a key component of the architectural intent for the building facades and integrally link with the main feature balconies to form the composite system. Design of the façade and component units has commenced with manufacture due to start in November and the on-site 40-week assembly period beginning in April 2021.
Simon Harold, PCE’s Business Development Director explained:
‘This project represents a significant challenge due to the complexity of the architecture coupled with the high standards of finish expected by the entire team, both of which we will need to balance with the unique temporary works and installation methodology challenges we face. With our in-house design and construction expertise, using state of the art Digital methods and control systems coupled with the strength of our manufacturing supply chain partnerships, we are ideally placed to meet these challenges and satisfy our clients expectations. It is a testament to the relationship we have built with Regal on our Commercial Road project that they have the confidence in our abilities as the offsite specialist to deliver such a prestigious project for them’.