innovative building design

Precast Concrete Stairs installed in innovative building design.

Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre’s innovative building design also reflects the airbridge theme. Developed by the architects Terance O’Rourke, the look and feel of the structure draws heavily on Farnborough’s association with aircraft testing and development in Farnborough’s famous wind tunnels, as well as reflecting the modern-day look of local buildings such as the neighbouring Aviator hotel.

Building work on the new Hall 1 at Farnborough International’s new Exhibition and Conference Centre is progressing as the main contractor, Wates Construction, begins with the venue’s 1,300-tonne steel frame.

Flood Precast designed, manufactured and installed precast concrete stairs for this project.

Benefits of using concrete stairs:

  • Quick to install
  • High fire resistance.
  • High quality finish. Class B finish available upon request
  • Minimal site labour
  • Savings in construction time
  • Can Accommodate Progressive Collapse Requirements
  • Installation is not affected by adverse weather conditions
  • Using Flood Precast standard steel moulds can produce cost effective precast stairs.
  • Fixings for hand rails can be accommodated.
  • Anti-slip strips can be accommodated.

Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre is a new event space at the home of aviation – scheduled to open in 2018. The Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre is set to become the pre-eminent events venue in South East England, building on Farnborough’s firmly-established reputation as a business events destination and home to the most famous airshow in the world.

Client:Conder Allslade

Architect: – Terrence O’Rourke

Engineer: – Ramboll

Product: – 44no Precast Concrete Stairs

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Martin Darby

Martin graduated from the University of Dundee with an Hons degree in Engineering. He joined Flood Precast in 2000 and headed up the Dublin design office. Martin now works extensively across the UK. In addition to his Structural Engineering background he has extensive knowledge of all precast construction and commercial aspects associated with the companies work.

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Martin Darby