Although construction with precast sandwich panels with full size brickwork is a new approach in the UK, Ballymore selected this method to construct the Phase 1 residential tower blocks at their London City Island development.
Ranging from 11 storeys to 19 storeys across the four blocks the system has a completely precast concrete structure from level 1, including floors, internal walls and sandwich-based façade elements featuring full bricks, framework, windows and ventilation fittings.
Due to the success of this solution it will also be considered for Phase 2 of the London City Island project.
Advantages to the environment, safety and workforce of this include:
These differences make it a much better environment for people to work in.
When it comes to finish, colour, materials and shape, the possibilities of precast sandwich brickwork structures are endless and at Ballymore we hope to see this approach embraced more often across the UK in the future.
Entry submitted by Ballymore Group
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