This development will consist of 225 residential units within 4 residential blocks, varying in height from two to thirteen storeys, with a basement car park and associated external works and landscaping.
For GCL, the project involves the construction of a watertight basement (3710m2). Ground to 5th floor areas extending beyond the basement footprint with 6th to roof splitting into 4 no. towers ranging from 8 to 13 floors.
Precast columns have been proposed by GCL, accepted by the Client and will be introduced from the ground floor slab up to roof level. These columns will be manufactured at our in house precast yard in Luton and delivered to site on a “just-in-time” basis to suit slab construction. Utilising this precast method will reduce the huge demand on our tower cranes enabling a significantly improved focus on other aspects of our construction process which will result in programme gains.
All stairs will be constructed using precast flights and half landings which will be installed progressively as the floors are constructed providing a permanent access that will benefit GCL and especially the Client when other trades commence on site.