Past Projects

Birmingham East Side Locks

High rise offsite construction of student accommodation

Main Contractor

John Sisk


Birmingham City University

PCE Ltd was approached by main contractor Sisk to complete the Birmingham East Side Locks student accommodation development, following the administration of the original specialist frame contractor.

PCE mobilised a 35 man strong team within two weeks and initially working with three erection crews and crawler cranes, began erecting three hundred tonnes of precast concrete units per day, including architectural finished units, for this stunning high rise development.


On-site construction was carried out by PCE to the highest quality that can be achieved, together with savings in programme periods and enhanced environmental benefits. Despite rapid progress, site safety, as always with PCE, is of the highest priority.


PCE’s in house quality control procedures improved the structure already erected and ensured original project specifications were exceeded.


All works completed within six months of appointment. Close coordination with following fit out contractors minimised potential programme slippage for the 659 bedroom development caused by original specialist structural frame contractor’s insolvency.


PCE mobilised a  thirty five person strong team within two weeks of receiving notification from the Main Contractor following the administration of the initial specialist contractor.

PCE System Used


Systemised DfMA delivery of accommodation structures and façades

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