The St Helen & St Katharine Sixth Form Centre is a state-of-the-art education facility that required the use of precast elements both internally and externally to meet its design requirements.
The architects, TSH Architects, collaborated with the contractors and Amber Valley Stone to ensure that the precast units met the design specifications and were manufactured and installed with the utmost precision.
The challenge for Amber Valley Stone was to manufacture and supply high-quality precast units that would meet the strict design requirements of the St Helen & St Katharine Sixth Form Centre.
The precast elements needed to be robust and of high quality, with clean and consistent finished faces and corners. The project also required a special colour, which was achieved through a special blend of aggregates, pigments and the use of a medium etch finish.
“I am happy to confirm that Amber Valley Stone has provided a professional and helpful service throughout the design, manufacture, and construction of the precast units for the recently completed Sixth Form Centre at St Helen and St Katharine School, Abingdon.”.John Dymock – Benfield and Loxley
Amber Valley Stone engaged with the architects and contractors early on in the project to ensure that the design and fixings of the precast elements were discussed thoroughly. This allowed for smooth approval, production, and installation on the site. The team worked tirelessly to produce 114 tonnes of precast units, consisting of 881 individual units in the WC-0251ME colour specified by the architects. The precast elements were manufactured using a wet cast process, which allowed for a high level of accuracy in the finished product.
“The precast elements are clearly robust and high quality with many complex shapes. All have satisfying consistent, clean finished faces and corners. We would be very happy to work with Amber Valley on future projects.”John Dymock – Benfield and Loxley
The collaboration between Amber Valley Stone, the architects, and the contractors resulted in a successful project completion with high-quality precast units. The precast elements supplied by Amber Valley Stone met the design requirements and were manufactured and installed to the utmost precision.
The precast units were robust, with clean and consistent finished faces and corners, and their quality was evident in the finished Sixth Form Centre. The client, architects and contractors were happy with the quality of the precast elements provided by Amber Valley Stone.
Amber Valley Stone’s successful completion of the St Helen & St Katharine Sixth Form Centre project is a testament to their ability to collaborate with architects and contractors to provide high-quality precast units that meet the design requirements. Their attention to detail and commitment to precision resulted in a successful project.
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