UCL East Marshgate

London
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Story

Located on London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the new UCL East campus will provide a world-class academic facility when it is completed for the start of the 2022/23 academic year.

We have been appointed to construct the substructure for a nine-storey superstructure concrete frame. Substructure works include the design and installation of ‘flying props’, an RC basement slab and lining to the walls of ground floor, excavation for pile caps and ground beams at ground floor level, and drainage works. We are designing, fabricating, and constructing four large scale cores using both the Doka SKE50 system as well as the Peri RCS Max jumpform system.

UCL is committed to ambitious sustainability goals, a key part of which is ensuring that their buildings achieve net zero carbon. To reduce the impact of concrete we selected a blended concrete mix of cement with 40% GGBS to reduce embodied carbon.

1,000sqm of Solar Panels
1,500 Cycle Spaces
560sqm of Green Roof
4 Cores
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highlights

Fair faced concrete  

Featuring exposed concrete walls, columns, soffits, and stairs, this project requires exceptional care and workmanship. When completed it is expected to provide one of the best examples of high-specification exposed concrete in London.

A special concrete finish was required to all faces other than risers. We are also supplying pre-cast stairs, which have been designed to blend in with landings and stair walls. These are being manufactured and installed in situ.

Wood effect Concrete Design

The exterior of the building over the“fluid zone” (from ground to second floor) features architect-designed concrete wall panels. Elastic formliners produced in Germany (by Reckli) will give the impression of the concrete having been cast against textured timber boards. Pigments added at the batching plant will achieve a light brown wood effect. Board-marked concrete “UCL” lettering will feature in two locations surrounded by an abraded finish exposing the marine gravel aggregate used in the concrete.

Double height atrium

A double height central atrium in the heart of the building from ground to level two is designed to draw people into the building. Several large-scale vertical elements within the atrium spaces, including slab edges were designed to be hidden behind the walls. We worked with our specialist formwork supplier to design and develop formwork systems so that we could cast the wall double height, and achieve the very high standard of finish required by the client.

Project
UCL East Marshgate
Architect
Stanton Williams
Engineer
AKT II
Contractor
Mace
Sectors
Public
Services
Substructures
Superstructures
Location
London
Status
Current
Project summary
Project summary
Project
UCL East Marshgate
Architect
Stanton Williams
Engineer
AKT II
Contractor
Mace
Sectors
Public
Services
Substructures
Superstructures
Location
London
Status
Current

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