Located on London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic park and not far from the London Aquatic Centre, the new UCL East campus provides another fine example of exposed concrete as well as a world-class academic facility. The building is due to be completed in time for the 2022/23 academic year.
We were appointed to construct the substructure for a nine-storey concrete frame featuring (special finish) exposed concrete walls, columns, soffits, and stairs both externally and internally. Four large scale cores were constructed using Doka’s SKE50 system as well as Peri’s RCS Max jump form system.
Substructure works included the design and installation of ‘flying props’, an RC basement slab and lining to the walls of ground floor, pile caps, ground beams and drainage works.
So that the building would look monolithic, the architects wished it to be constructed in situ. Building in situ provided a range of buildability challenges which we were able to over come through a combination of excellent planning, supplier collaboration and the exceptional workmanship of our highly skilled tradesmen and women.