Total precast package provided by PCE
The new IBIS Hotel for the budget hotels operator ETAP has been built at Pollard Street to the group’s award-winning blueprint for new hotels throughout Europe in a fast track contract over just nine months.
The ground floor features a steel framed structure which house retail units at street level.
In all some 800 precast concrete elements were erected over a 14 week period to form the superstructure of the hotel. An outer leaf of brickwork was then constructed by other contractors to complete the four external elevations.
Cost and time saving benefits
The solution combines the benefits of prestressed floors with solid bedroom floors and solid external and internal walls, whilst meeting the brief for both cost and quality – all walls and floor soffits to each room were suitable for direct decoration.
PCE was also responsible for the installation of the off-site manufactured shower pods supplied by the main contractor.
“We are very pleased with the performance of PCE on the Pollard street project. Successful delivery of the pre-cast concrete frame and completing this section of works to a very tight programme was fundamental to the overall successful delivery of the project and PCE have provided us with every opportunity of delivering the project on time.
“PCE were very helpful throughout the process. They acted proactively and bought into a team ethos approach from initial pre-construction bid support, through the design process and finally throughout project delivery, which was completed safely and without incident.”
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