The Lansdowne, Birmingham
Client:Seven Capital/Long Harbour
Architect:Building Design Group
Concrete Contractor:FP McCann
The Lansdowne is a 17-storey residential building in central Birmingham, with a precast structural frame, plus numerous other precast components.
The supporting structure of the building comprises external and internal precast concrete walls, plus columns and beams. The external walls are sandwich panels 410mm thick, including a detailed buff brick design on the outer 80mm. The insulation layer sits between the inner and outer concrete faces. The thickness of the internal walls is 180mm.
The facade panels have been designed to accommodate two-storey high windows, a signature feature of the building. All vertical precast wall sections have been designed for ease of build, linking together with hidden tie rods. Joints are finished with a high-strength non-shrink grout, fully conforming with Building Regulations.
The precast concrete columns stand 5.5m high, while the beams are typically 6.5m long. All the columns and beams are 800mm wide by 400mm deep.
The facade panels were manufactured at FP McCann’s nearby Byley manufacturing facility.
More information on offsite construction techniques can be sourced from Offsite Concrete Construction.
Also see ‘Offsite Housing Solutions' a technical article in Concrete Quarterly Autumn 2019.
Images courtesy of FP McCann
Building type:Flat & Apartments
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.