Techrete Win Project Award at British Precast Awards

July 6, 2018

Techrete are honoured to have won the Project Award at the British Precast Annual Awards for their work on the V&A Museum of Design, Dundee.  Two of our projects were shortlisted for this award, the V&A Museum of Design, Dundee & 2 St. Peter's Square, Manchester.  The strikingly unique project, that is the V&A Dundee, was designed by architect Kengo Kuma with BAM as the main contractor.  The design intent for this project drew on the rugged Scottish Highlands and it's unique shape resembles the bow of a ship at dock.  Techrete were appointed to to design, manufacture and install the 2,429 precast panels which form the V&A Dundee’s facade. It began design work on the £5.6m precast package in June 2015.  Every single plank was modelled by Techrete using BIM (which we also won a Trimble Tekla Award for our work on).  The fixings were especially designed with marine grade material to ensure there would be no corrosion given to the museums maritime location.  The manufacturing of this unique project occupied approximately 15% of Techrete's production capacity and drove excellent innovation in our approach to design, production and installation on site.  We developed a GPS system during the design stage which assisted in the accurate location of channels and enabled seamless installation on site.  Winning this award, is testament to the excellent team at Techrete, who with their combined innovation, excellent knowledge and can do attitude ensured that we delivered on the design vision of the architect.

 

Techrete Architectural Precast Concrete Cladding on Dundee V&A

V&A Museum of Design, Dundee

Techrete Architectural Precast Cladding on V&A Museum of Design, Dundee

V&A Museum of Design, Dundee

Techrete Architectural Precast Cladding Team with the British Precast Project Award for their work on the V&A Dundee

Left to Right:  Vivian Hand,Paul Coy, Darren Brown & Dave McDonnell some of the Techrete Team involved in the V&A Museum of Design, Dundee

Techrete Architectural Precast Cladding Screen Shot of BIM Design Work on V&A Dundee

Screen Shot of some of the BIM work that won Techrete a Trimble Tekla Award for their work on the V&A Museum of Design, Dundee

Techrete Architectural Precast Cladding on 2 St. Peters Square, Manchester

The intricate tracery panels on 2 St. Peters Square, which was also shortlisted for the British Precast Project Award

 

Techrete Architectural Precast Cladding on 2 St. Peters Square, Manchester

2 St. Peters Square Manchester

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