Sixth Form College, Stoke-On-Trent

The complete package_

Sixth Form College, Stoke-On-Trent

Main Contractor

Miller Construction, Ashby-de-la-Zouch

Architect

Broadway Malyan, Birmingham

Products Used

TerraPave® Flags, Florento Textured (2,000m2) with Glacier banding (100m2) | Plaza, Pepper (Slate) (2,000m2) | TerraKerb, Silver Grey (1,500Lm) | Hollowcore Flooring 9,000m2 (250mm) | Stairs + Landings 3no. | Wall Panels 17no. | Lift Shafts 2no.

The Challenge

Miller Construction were awarded the £27M contract to build the initial flagship development for the University Quarter transformation programme.

Designed by Broadway Malyan Architects, the building is a striking icon for the University Quarter and contains state-of-the-art facilities. High quality hard landscaping materials were demanded by Broadway Malyan's design, which carefully blended discrete areas of natural Dolomite Limestone flags with high quality natural aggregate concrete flag, paving and kerb products. To achieve maximum efficiency in their supply chain, Miller Construction were looking for a single manufacturer that could supply a wide range of products and services ranging from structural flooring and stairs to high quality hard landscaping products.

The Solution

AG provided a wide range of concrete and reconstituted stone products, and associated services, consisting of the supply and installation of precast hollowcore flooring, stairs, lift shafts and high quality natural aggregate hard landscaping materials.

At the start of the procurement process AG arranged a factory tour/visit for the main contractor, architect and the paving installer to allow them to view the working manufacturing plants and products, giving them high confidence in the quality of AG's products, service and manufacturing ability. AG provided this personal service to demonstrate their commitment to the customer and their desire to understand the customer’s needs.

AG then designed, manufactured and installed all of the structural flooring (8,720m2 of 250mm hollowcore slabs used on every level including the ground floor), three stairwells and landings, 17 wall panels and two lift shafts – all completed within a 14 week programme.

Broadway Malyan selected a variety of AG's high quality natural aggregate finished concrete paving and kerb products to subtly blend with the premium natural Dolomite limestone flags.

Hard landscaping products included 1,712m2 of AG's premium TerraPave® natural aggregate flagstones, 554m2 granite water-etched Plaza paving blocks and 112no. square edged TerraKerb® reconstituted granite kerbs.

“AG were able to provide Miller with a range of concrete solutions that we could not procure from one single other manufacturer and this was highly beneficial from a liability and cost perspective. We were extremely impressed by AG’s manufacturing facilities and personally meeting some of their staff helped us to resolve some supply and delivery problems quickly. The architect and client were particularly impressed with the quality of the paving products and they continue to create a very positive first impression on visitors to the college. We would be happy to work with AG on the next suitable scheme.”

Shaun Kearney | Miller Construction's Project Manager.

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