"Apple" Core Slipform is Flying

MPB has started it's Mega Core on the third commercial building named "Project Apple" at Birmingham’s Arena Central development after a tenancy deal was secured with the Cabinet Office.

MPB's client Galliford Try, which built the neighbouring 1 Centenary Square now being fitted out, will deliver the distinctive 14-floor office building under a £65m contract.

The Mega Core one of the biggest MPB are constructing in recent times has some amazing stats:

  • The Mega Core is 72m high

  • There is 380 linear metre of shuttering,

  • The Core is  456m2

  • There is 49m3 of concrete needed for each metre in height of the core.

  • Typical pour height per day is 1800mm

The building’s three basement levels will also provide capacity for 66 car parking spaces, over 40 secure cycle spaces and associated locker and shower facilities.

Adjacent to Centenary Square and the Library of Birmingham and fronting Broad Street, Arena Central is a key commercial development for Birmingham, with outline consent in place for over 1m sq ft of commercial space, including the 135,000 sq ft 1 Arena Central and 210,000 sq ft 1 Centenary Square (formerly 2 Arena Central), Birmingham’s first building with LEED Gold accreditation, which, in 2018, is due to become the headquarters of HSBC’s new ringfenced retail banking division.