Project Description

CEF’s Data, IT and Marketing office centre


2 storey open plan office structure with clear span suspended first floor area of just under 3,000m².


Thermally Active Building System incorporated into the soffit of the PCE GT flooring units.


PCE’s “kit of parts” approach included 316 precast components and 88 steel beams manufactured offsite to stringent quality requirements.


Structure erected in 9 weeks: large areas of exposed concrete finishes reduced overall building completion time.

Project award and published article

The CEF Durham story

Location: Durham, UK
Architect: FaulknerBrowns
Main Contractor: Sir Robert McAlpine
Client: City Electrical Factors

Stephen McIntyre, Partner at FaulknerBrowns stated

“This building embodies CEF’s continual drive for innovation, providing one of the most advanced workspaces in the North East.”