Commercial buildings benefit from improved green credentials, rapid installation of a high quality product and a very wide range of potential design options.
The benefits of precast flooring in commercial buildings include:
- Quality of product
- Speed of installation
- The material’s high thermal efficiency
Case study example: PCE Ltd - Volkswagen Car Showroom, Service Centre, MSCP, London.
PCE has delivered a multi-functional building for Volkswagen over 5 floors, offering areas for a showroom, service centre, offices and car parking (7300m2) to a busy congested London site. They worked with main contractor Longcross to win the project with an alternative tender by proposing a precast solution. This solution utilised innovative GT slabs, box units for stair/lift cores, removed a central row of columns, reduced lorry loads, reduced operatives on site, incorporated architectural circular white columns and delivered the project earlier. Furthermore, 3-D modelling during design and tight production control avoided clashes and erection delays.
The project is a credit to PCE and their precast manufacturer suppliers, British Precast members: FP McCann, Evans Concrete, Banagher Precast and Ebor Concrete.