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Precast concrete products for Coventry University Building

Precast concrete products for Coventry University Building

FP McCann has supplied a full package of precast concrete building products on a brand new science and technology facility at Coventry University.

The Beatrice Shilling STEM building, due to open in 2020, will feature a range of state-of-the-art spaces, including a gaming and virtual reality studio, a specialist area for 3D printing and rapid prototyping, a laser facility, and physics and electronics laboratories.

In 2018, FP McCann secured the contract to supply 1,500 tonnes of precast products, including hollowcore flooring, lift shafts, stairs and ‘L’ walls, all supplied from a number of FP McCann’s specialist precast concrete factories. The hollowcore flooring system covering 4914m² comprises 150mm and 200mm deep prestressed steel reinforced concrete planks, all delivered from FP McCann’s Uddingston depot in Scotland.

Additionally, two of FP McCann’s sectional lift shafts, each measuring 15.30m high have also been installed by FP McCann’s own specialist contracting team. Individual square shaft sections (2.20m x 2.20m) were delivered on a just-in-time basis from FP McCann’s Grantham works in Lincolnshire. The ‘L’ walls have also been supplied from FP McCann’s Grantham depot.

Speaking on behalf of Speller Metcalfe, Project Lead Ed McDonald says, “The precast, prestressed concrete hollowcore planks, stairs and lift shafts specified as part of the design and build were all supplied to the highest standard on a just-in-time delivery schedule. The simple and speedy fixing of all precast concrete products ensured that the work was undertaken in a safe and efficient manner, with installation completed to programme.”

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