This project is being undertaken by utilising F P McCann’s precast concrete crosswall room solution, constructed using solid precast walls and flooring units with some structural steelwork, insitu concrete and grouting to connect the components to form monolithic structures.
PCE Ltd are also working on student accommodation in Southampton using similar techniques. The new Swansea Bay Campus is the location for the initial project. This is an eight storey square block with a central courtyard that provides 540 student bedrooms. This is the larger of the two projects requiring two crawler cranes and crews to erect over 3,780 individual components including 540 bathroom pods. Despite delays caused to the project by others, PCE have proactively established a third mobile crane and crew on site for four weeks towards the end of the contract to make sure that the target construction programme will be met.