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Lift Shaft Box Units for Leeds University

About Leeds University

Leeds University was founded in 1874 as the Yorkshire College of Science.

In 1984 it merged with Leeds School of Medicine

This school was granted its Royal Charter in 1904 by King Edward VII.

The University of Leeds is by no means the oldest educational establishment in England.

It is one of the most innovative and forward-looking.

It takes great pride in ensuring that it is as accessible as possible to all its students.

There is now an Accessible Route through the campus from the main entrance of the University.

The Parkinson Building is now accessible to all of the students, staff and visitors through the main entrance.

The University was determined to make this development part of its programme of equality and inclusion, and it commissioned PCE Hybrid Structures, an award-winning company with an excellent reputation for the most modern techniques in the construction industry, to carry out the work for the lift shaft box units.

Manufacturing and Delivering of the Lift Shaft Units

At the core of the redevelopment of the Parkinson Building was a five-storey lift shaft, and PCE Hybrid Structures turned to Shay Murtagh Precast Concrete to manufacture and deliver the forty-eight lift shaft box units to house the lifts and the new system.

The role of Precast concrete in hybrid building is playing an increasingly important role.

Precast concrete combines the strength and durability of traditional concrete.

Shay Murtagh, whose modern design and manufacturing capabilities are firmly built on four decades of experience, is the partner of choice for contractors for whom quality and reliability head the list of principles.

Leeds University constantly looks to the future, not only in the courses and the activities it offers, but also in the maintenance and upgrading of the buildings that house them.

It is not surprising that they would seek companies and partners who share their ambitions when such work is necessary.

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