The new, world-class University of Roehampton Library is a 70,000sqft, five-storey building housing. Creagh Concrete was responsible for the design, manufacture, delivery and installation of all members of the precast architecturally exposed concrete frame, with single and double height columns, plate flooring, precast beams and precast stairs and facade.
The build was manufactured offsite using Creagh’s fast track build system and precast components to produce a faster construction. The amount of repetition suited the process, the project and the site, with the cores erected in 5 weeks, the frame taking 13 weeks to install and the external cladding taking another 10 weeks to complete.
The floor slab construction also had integrated M&E, including heating and cooling pipework. Overall, the fast track advantages of Creagh’s offsite build systems and precast components met the needs of this time sensitive education scheme, ensuring the new library opened its doors on time for the new academic year.
– Main contractor: Geoffrey Osbourne Ltd
– Architect: Fielden Clegg Bradley
– Lead engineer: BDP
– M&E contractor: Uponor
– Brick slip supplier: Wienerberger – Brian Pyper
– Concrete supplier: Creagh Concrete Products Ltd
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