The land for the new Kings Dock Mill development occupied a 1.5 acre Brownfield site near Liverpool’s historic waterfront in the Baltic Triangle area. The mixed-use £50million development was designed to consist of a complex of brick clad buildings and feature a 150 bedroom hotel, 190 new apartments and 350 square meters of office space.
Our Civil and Structural team designed and detailed the specialist precast system based on a traditional crosswall system but also comprising of pre-stressed concrete. It is quite possibly one of the largest and most complex applications of this technology in the country today.
The hybrid design solution that was developed specially for this project included both traditional precast re-inforced concrete and pre-stressed concrete floor panels which enabled the project architect to provide flexible spaces in excess of those areas commonplace in the precast crosswall construction projects.
To our knowledge, this system, developed by Waldeck is the first of its kind in the UK for such applications.