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Grace House, St John's Wood

Completion of precast concrete façade in London

Main Contractor

Regal London

Client

Central & Cecil Housing Trust

PCE Ltd’s HybriDfMA Bespoke System architectural precast concrete façade has recently been completed at the Central & Cecil Housing Trust development in St Johns Wood, London for Regal London – with over 750 precast concrete cladding units being installed in just 15 weeks.

The offsite engineered cladding units form the principal façade architecture, with a mix of brick faced and reconstructed stone finishes creating vertical and horizontal bands to the elevations which will be infilled with glazing.

This milestone in the projects delivery unlocks the construction of the structural architectural concrete exoskeletons which are located outside the main façade line and create support for the balcony systems and create shading to the north and south elevations.

This critical phase of the architectural cladding will be completed by PCE’s specialist site installation team in just 10 weeks and will see the integration of the finished balconies and rainwater drainage systems within the façade elements.

Safety

The project was delivered utilising 13,200 man/hours on-site accident free.

Quality

From the brickwork and the formed patterned panels to the overall geometrical tolerances and discreet structural fixings of the off-site manufactured solution. The elements all came together to enable the speed of assembly. 

Speed

The facade and exo skeletons to the 13 storey structure was designed manufactured and assembled in a period of just 16 months with an on-site assembly programme of just 25 weeks.

Value

PCE’s strategy to re-engineer these projecting frames as a structural concrete frame consisting of a series of reconstructed stone columns and beams removed multiple trades, reduces the risk of working at height, simplifies the interfaces with the building and significantly reduces the risks associated with connectivity.

PCE System Used

Bespoke

Sytemised DfMA delivery of 'unique' hybrid structural solutions

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