Poundfield supplies bespoke precast concrete capping beams for new Cambridge University boathouse

Posted on: October 30th 2014    •    Posted in: Bespoke concrete, Poundfield Precast news
concrete capping beams

Poundfield Precast of Ipswich in Suffolk has recently supplied 46 bespoke precast concrete capping beams to Askam Civil Engineering for use on the site of a new boathouse being constructed for Cambridge University Rowing Club.

Askam is currently undertaking a £600,000 contract at the project near Ely to install groundworks, roadways, other infrastructure and a wet dock as well as a nearby extensive wildlife and lagoon area.

The reinforced U-shaped concrete capping beams have been specified in twelve different sizes up to 2876 mm in length and installed on top of sheet piling along the apron fronting the river Great Ouse and also around the wet dock which will be used by University support vessels. Each beam features a cast-in steel channel to enable them be bolted accurately into position.

Commenting on the project, Poundfield’s senior CAD technician Richard Porter said: “We are really pleased to have been involved with this prestigious project. The timber moulds constructed by our team of carpenters were complex in construction but both we and the customer were very happy with the end result.”