The new cTAP building will provide additional research and development laboratories which will integrate closely with Lancaster’s new Department of Chemistry.
Adana constructed the mass concrete foundations, a reinforced concrete service duct constructed below the ground floor slab and a two storey concrete frame with a reinforced concrete roof slab with cast in bolts to allow the construction of a steel framed plant room. Drainage and ducting has been installed with an attenuation tank.
The new building was constructed within a confined site layout with restricted access available on one side only for the construction works. A pedestrian crane was used to carry out the lifting operations for the concrete frame, with the concrete being placed with the crane and skip and a mobile concrete pump.
The site is in the middle of the University teaching facilities and the student accommodation and the works had to be coordinated to prevent any disturbance to the day to day running of the University
Contract Value = £650,000
Main Contractor; Eric Wright Construction
Architects; Wilson Mason
Structural Engineers; Curtins