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CASE STUDIES - PRE-STRESSED CONCRETE

Central St. Martin’s

case study martinsFollowing an original competition-winning scheme for a new building for Central St. Martin’s, part of the University of the Arts London, a master plan and design was developed for a new 32,000 m² campus for 5,000 students. The design combines the 19th century Grade II listed Granary building and transit sheds – with a 200 metre long new building that uses industrial materials and creates robust spaces for the students, full of natural light.
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Channel Tunnel Terminal

case study tunnelWork on the English Channel Tunnel Terminal at Folkestone started back in 1988. A large land-fill operation was required in order for the terminal to be constructed. On leaving the terminal, the track travels 8km south to the English tunnel portal at Cheriton in Kent. The terminal site was completed in early 1993 and includes passenger and freight handling facilities, British and French frontier controls, staff headquarters and a control tower.download

 

 

Deephams Sewage Treatment Works

case study sewageConcrete Society award winner, Civil Engineering category 2012. The £35 million upgrade undertaken by Thames Water Utilities consists of a dedicated new pumping station, inlet works and storm tanks. The Deephams Sewage Treatment Works is an excellent example of concrete's versatility.download

 

 

 

Number 1 Court, Wimbledon

case study wimbledonOpened in 1997, Number 1 Court is used for the Wimbledon Championships and is sometimes chosen for Great Britain Davis Cup home ties, the primary Centre Court being preserved solely for the Grand Slam tennis tournament (and the 2012 Olympic Games). With a spectator capacity of 11,430 it replaced the former No. 1 Court which had stood at the west side of Centre Court since 1928 with a spectator capacity of 7,328.download

 

 

Second Severn Crossing

case study severnThe Second Severn Crossing provides the main road link between England and Wales, and carries more than 60,000 vehicles a day. Halcrow, in partnership with French consultant SEEE, designed the new crossing on behalf of Laing-GTM that won a £330 million contract to design and build the bridge.download

 

  

Sizewell B Nuclear Power Station

case study sizewellSizewell B is the UK's only commercial pressurised water reactor (PWR) power station, with a single reactor. It was built and commissioned between 1987 and 1995, and first synchronised with the national grid on 14 Feb 1995. The main civil engineering contractor was John Laing plc. The power station is operated by EDF Energy. EDF's strategic target is for 20 year life extension for Sizewell B PWR, beyond the current accounting closure date of 2035.download