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Capella Laboratory, Cambridge, UK

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A new laboratory for Cambridge University based on the Addenbrooks Hospital site.

489 DELTABEAM® Composite Beams equalling 2.75km were included in the design which required very low response factors due to sensitive lab equipment.

The original cast-in-situ design was for a 700 mm deep slab but after many calculations, it was shown that D32-500 DELTABEAM® Composite Beams along with 300 mm deep hollow-core with a 200 mm structural topping would meet the vibration performance specification.

DELTABEAM® Composite Beams, along with other offsite methods allowed the construction time to be 20 weeks faster and reduced over 500 truck deliveries when compared to the original cast-in-situ solution.

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Our onsite construction program was 20 weeks faster and saved over 2,500 man weeks in comparison with the envisaged in-situ solution. Additionally the overall carbon footprint was significantly reduced with fewer truck deliveries and high quality offsite production of the steel Deltabeams and precast concrete units.

Nickie Brown, Managing Director PCE Ltd

Project facts

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17,000 m2
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Fairhurst Design Group
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Michael Scott

Michael Scott

Sales Manager, Deltabeam Products

England & Wales

Tel. +44 1325 318619
Mob. +44 755 7118470
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