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This newLibrary andDigital Media Centre at the heart of the South Shields comprises

four-storey cylindrical structure, set out around a radial grid. An outstanding

illustration of concrete, the highlight being the 19mdiameter embossed symmetrical

pattern atriumceiling. Cast-inpipework is incorporated for heating and cooling of

the building.

Nominated by

Cidon Construction

Client

SouthTyneside Council

Main contractor

Bowmer and Kirkland

Architect

Faulkner Browns

Consulting engineer

Curtins

Reinforced concrete contractor Cidon Construction

Concrete supplier

Hope Construction Materials

Reinforcement supplier

Hy-ten

TheWord, South Shields

Ahybridprecast concrete frame solution followingDMFAmethodology provides

15,468m

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of suspended floor over 4 levels. Erected in just 18weeks, the patented

long span slabswithout downstandbeams or toppings create column free areas to

maximize the sales space and innovativemulti-storey car park.

Nominated by

PCE

Owner

Volkswagen Group UK

Architect

Bond Bryan Architects

Consulting engineer

Michael Hadi Associates

M&E consultant

Chapman BDSP

Main contractor

Base Build Services

Specialist subcontractors

PCE , Banagher Precast Concrete,

FP McCann, Evans Concrete,

Waycon Precast, Ebor Concrete,

SWP Concrete Solutions

Concrete suppliers

Aggregate Industries (London

Concrete)/ Hanson Aggregates

Volkswagen Showroom and Service Centre, Brentford

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