The lift and stair cores are being constructed with PCE Ltd’s Prefastcore system providing a safe, fast and dimensionally accurate solution for their construction.
PCE were awarded the contract by main contractor Carillion who were selected for this stage of the project by Paradise Circus General Partner Ltd which is a Joint Venture Company between Birmingham City Council and Hermes Real Estate. The Joint Venture appointed Argent to manage the overall design and delivery of the project.
Precast concrete columns, beams, walls, prestressed hollowcore flooring and steel Delta Beam units provide the structural hybrid frame solution with insitu concrete being used where necessary to facilitate structural connections.
Over 2,500 precast concrete and structural steel components - manufactured offsite - will be erected by PCE’s highly qualified on-site team to form the structure, which PCE are delivering on a design and build basis. The upper level deck structure will also provide the surrounding public realm areas around the buildings linking into the existing landscaping of Chamberlain Square and forming a link between the Square and Broad Street.