Chapel Wharf update 3 – offsite precast manufacturing benefits

Significant carbon footprint reduction resulting

Developer Dandara's 995 build to rent apartment scheme at Chapel Wharf, a 4.2 acre site adjacent to the Lowry Hotel and between the River Irwell and Chapel Street in Salford, Manchester, is currently being built by Main Contractor Sir Robert McAlpine.

PCE Ltd worked with Sir Robert McAlpine during the tender period to develop an Offsite design and build solution for the four high rise apartment blocks that comprise the development and ranging from 13 to 23 storeys in height. The collaborative approach will result in the four precast concrete structures, costing approximately £24 million, being erected on site over a 22 month programme.


Offsite benefits

PCE's method of Offsite manufacture helps to significantly reduce the carbon footprint of the project with a number of significant benefits:

  • a reduced on-site workforce
  • enhanced Health and Safety
  • a greater speed of construction
  • a higher quality build
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