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.