Cornbrook Apartments


Completed: January, 1970

Service: DfMA & Precast Concrete

Sector: Residential

Client: Midwest

Size: 15 storey

Roscoe were appointed by the concrete frame subcontractor, Midwest, to deliver the design and detailing of the change from in situ to precast, of the vertical elements for this twin-block 15 storey PRS development at Cornbrook in Manchester.

Features / Challenges

  • Columns were detailed as double-height which provided the frame contractor with a reduced crane lift requirement and a significant programme benefit against the traditional insitu concrete vertical elements that were proposed previously.
  • The development comprises precast concrete corbels and balcony upstands as part of the façade system. 
  • Roscoe also provided the design and production drawings for these elements.

Precast Elements Designed and Detailed:

  • Twinwalls
  • Stair flights
  • Papapets
  • Shaft capping slabs
  • Façade corbels and balcony upstands