One Station Square, Cambridge
Architect:Pringle Brandon Perkins & Wills
Structural Engineer:Mott MacDonald
M&E Engineer:Hilson Moran
Main Contractor:Wates Construction Ltd
One Station Square, a six-storey BREEAM ‘Excellent’ mixed-use building utilised a precast concrete facade. The facade’s design was driven by the need to minimise solar gain whilst maintaining excellent levels of beneficial daylight along with a view out.
The final facade solution was selected to achieve these objectives whilst creating a high quality design. The design includes high performance glazing and external solar shading.
Precast concrete was chosen due to its ability to create the façade profiles and detailing required in the design which gave the building a natural and solid look.
Larger precast pieces were manufactured offsite to reduce the programme for onsite works and provide a cost-effective solution to achieve the expression of solidity and scale.
The sandwich panels on the ground floor cladding reduced the need for further trades on site. The horizontal solar shading fins to the south and north facade are manufactured using extruded aluminium profiles matched in the colour of the precast concrete.
More information on precast concrete cladding is included in the Offsite Concrete Construction brochure.
Images courtesy of DECOMO
Building type:Offices, Retail
12:30 - 13:30
This webinar will consider the recent trend in creating concrete with a natural appearance and explore some of the techniques employed in recently completed buildings, including rammed concrete.
12:30 - 13:30
This webinar will outline key considerations for designers looking to reduce the embodied carbon of concrete structures and include an introduction to Concept, a tool for comparing concrete framing options.
00:00 - 00:00
£275.00 + VAT
This e-learning course will cover the relevant sections of the code for the design of concrete framed buildings.