Precast Products

Precast Products provided for Skye Fish Food Plant

Flood Precast provided precast products while working in conjunction with J&D Pierce Contracts who worked on structural steelwork on the new fish food plant on the island of Skye.  This 17 storey steel building will be part of a large development which will include

  • Raw Material Storage Building
  • Bio filter building
  • Finished product warehouse
  • 60m chimney stack
  • extension of the existing pier

It is hoped that the new multi-million pound development will be able to produce 170,000 tonnes of fish food per year and create 55 new jobs.

Precast Concrete Products:

Our precast products that were provided for this project included:

8000 m2 of Precast Concrete Flood Super Wideslab® flooring

60no Precast Concrete Stairs.

Main advantage of  why Flood Super Wideslab® was used for this project was the 2.4m width of the planks which reduced the number of planks to installed which was a benefit to the overall construction programme.

There are a range of technical advantages of using Flood Super Wideslab®

  • Awkward shapes are easily accommodated – wet cast production allows for the forming of most shapes.
  • Can be used to construct a flat slab with no down stand beams – projecting steel links cast into the unit accommodates shear without the requirement for bearing.
  • Spans in two directions – ideal solution for dealing with disproportionate collapse or progressive collapse design.
  • Heavy loads – the prestressed solid nature of the slab allows load to be redistributed and is an ideal solution for suspended service yards.
  • Reduction in building height – shallowest structural floor zone available in the market.
  • Openings can be easily accommodated – eliminates the requirement for trimmer beams.
  • Better Sound Insulation – Flood Super Wideslab® is 50% better sound insulated than Hollowcore

Project: Skye Fish Food Plant

Steel Frame Contractor: J&D Pierce Ltd

Engineer: Blyth & Blyth

Main Contractor: Robertson

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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