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23 years

Forbury Place, Reading – Phases 1 & 2

Client: Galliford Try Construction
Value: £4.60 Million, Phase 1 - £1.90M, Phase 2 - £2.70M
Duration:April 2014 – Nov 2016
Project Type: RC Frames

Project Description

The project entailed the construction of two new build office buildings situated centrally in Reading comprising an undercroft basement, podium slab and 8 storey buidings above.

Scope of Works

Modebest were engaged to construct the superstructure reinforced concrete works to the cores and structural concrete topping to the floor metal decking. The superstructure to the buildings was constructed using steel frames and permanent metal decking which was constructed by others.

The reinforced concrete cores were constructed using slipform shuttering, ahead of the steel frame installation, incorporating cast in connector plates to facilitate the tying in of the steel frame to the cores.

The concrete volume in the cores was 1,800m3 and the total volume of concrete poured was 6,800m3. All of the works were completed on time and within budget.

Modebest were awarded the Health and Safety monthly award in March 2016 by Galliford Try for the control of the slipform rig and diligence of the crew. We were also awarded the Health and Safety monthly award in July 2016 for the recognition of our operative’s good attitude towards health and safety.




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Latest News

1st December 2016

Modebest are awarded Thorn Turn site safety award, November 2016 from Morgan Sindall

Our operative, Ioan-Iulian Costan won the Thorn Turn, Highways Depot project Health and safety award for November 2016. Read more...

27th October 2016

Modebest win major CONSTRUCT Award

Modebest are proud to have won a CONSTRUCT Innovation Award at the annual awards during October 2016. Our project at Abbey Mills, Shaft F, for our client MVB Joint Venture, was the overall winner in the category of Projects over £2.50M that exemplify innovation and people talent in the concrete sector. Read more...

1st September 2016

Modebest has recently commenced work on a civil engineering project at Thorn Turn Waste Park & Highways Depot, Houghton Regis, Bedfordshire for Morgan Sindall

Modebest are delighted to have recently been awarded a civil engineering contract by our client Morgan Sindall for a project, Thorn Turn Waste Park & Highways Depot. Read more...

25th July 2016

Summary of Archaeological Finds on our Design & Build project at Fulham High Street

Modebest are engaged as a Principle Contractor for a Design & Build project at Fulham High Street. The project is for the Enabling and Archaeological works incorporating sheet piling to the basement, bored piling, basement excavation and reinforced concrete foundations. Read more...

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