Past Projects

Hilton Gardens Inn Hotel at the Emirates, Old Trafford

Structural hybrid frame at the heart of Emirates Old Trafford Hotel.



Main Contractor

Galliford Try Construction


Hilton Garden Inns

PCE Ltd were appointed by Galliford Try Construction to design and build a structural hybrid frame for a seven storey hotel for Hilton Garden Inns at the Emirates Old Trafford ground in Manchester, home of Lancashire County Cricket Club.

The completed hotel bedrooms become private hospitality suites during international test matches.

The hotel features two structural precast cores, which were the first to be designed and detailed by PCE and manufactured from a new adjustable core mould that PCE invested in as part of the expansion of the company’s offering, providing precast structural cores to the wider construction market.

The structure also consists of precast concrete columns, beams, hollowcore flooring, internal cross walls, and external architectural finished precast walls. Cantilever balconies from level 2 to 5 are supported from 325mm deep x 1200mm wide slabs containing reinforced thermal breaks.


Rapid on site erection to full height, prior to the rest of the structural frame being erected, ensured safe and easy site personel access to the different floor levels as the building was constructed. 


In house structural design and detailing, with stringent quality control procedures for manufacture and construction including the use of two PreFastCores ensured the end result of the provision of a high quality structural frame.


Total onsite programme of only seventeen weeks for the complete structural frame, including finishing works. 


PCE’s HybriDfma approach enabled the most cost competitive and structurally efficient choice of structural medium, i.e. precast concrete components, composite steel/concrete sections, structural steelwork or insitu concrete, for different aspects of the structure.

PCE System Used

Hybrid Frames

Systemised DfMA delivery of hybrid structural frames and façades

Know More

Related System Projects

Assembly Building B

View More Projects

Let's Talk...

If you would like to discuss a project please contact our team to discuss your requirements...

What's New?

Sustainable Solutions – The Fitzrovia...

View Article

PCE celebrates 50 years of business...

View Article

PCE 2013 - 2023 by Dan...

View Article
Let's Talk