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VW Dealership, Brentford, UK

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The flagship Volkswagen sales and service centre adjacent to the M4 in London comprises a suspended four-storey facility with a service centre at ground floor, showroom at first and second floors, offices, and 7300 m² of car parking over four suspended levels.

The exemplar project extensively utilized 3D modelling & BIM and was constructed within an 18 week on-site programme, giving a 14 week saving over an in-situ concrete solution.

3D modelling

The use of 3D modelling during the design process assisted in ensuring that the potential clash of structure with M&E services was avoided, as well as helping to determine the accuracy of connections and developing logistics and erection programmes.

Off-site precast concrete

Over 1500 precast concrete components, some weighing in excess of 20 tonnes, were manufactured in six different off-site precast concrete factories. Just-in-time delivery was co-ordinated to ensure a fast on-site construction programme was maintained.

Structural stability

The three stair and lift shafts that provide structural stability to the finished structure used a precast concrete box solution, rather than individual panels, enabling full height construction of these shafts including stairs and landings to be achieved in less than eight days.

Quality of finish

Hollowcore flooring units were used with an in-situ structural concrete topping, supported by DELTABEAM® Composite Beams to ensure minimal downstands

This ensured the ease of running M&E services and maximised ceiling-to-floor heights.

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This project is an example of what can be achieved using off-site concrete construction techniques together with BIM and experienced trained personnel.

Nickie Brown, Managing Director of PCE Ltd.

Project facts

Project size:
15 500 m2
Developer:
Poundfield
Construction Company:
PCE Ltd.
Structural Designer:
Curtins (London)
Delivery year:
2013

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Contacts

John Metcalfe, Managing Director Mobile +44 776 4660906
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