PCE Ltd has been awarded the contract to design and build two 4 storey lift and stair cores for pedestrian access/egress to the composite carpark structure which is part of Main Contractor Morgan Sindall’s ‘Project Sienna’ being built at Basingstoke.
The project is part of the major mixed use and urban regeneration of Basingstoke town centre, which is being carried out by developer Muse - part of the Morgan Sindall Group, with Stripe Consulting being the architects and the structural engineers, and M&E consultant J&B Hopkins. Both core structures were designed in house by PCE using SCIA finite element analysis and Revit modelling with close co-ordination to ensure all the details needed by the clients consultants were incorporated, including allowances for a pedestrian access bridge to one of the cores and the ground level walls of both cores to take vehicle impact loading.
In total the 125 offsite engineered structural precast concrete components, comprising walls, landings, half landings and stairs forming the two cores will be constructed by PCE’s multi skilled workforce on site in 14 working days on the tight access site. Whilst the two core structures are a comparatively modest project, it is a very important one for PCE, who are looking forward to the opportunity of working with the circa £3 billion turnover Morgan Sindall Group.