23 Beach Road, Troon

Date October 2016 – January 2017
LocationTroon, Scotland
ClientTroon Developments & VQ Construction
CategoryMulti Unit Developments

Occupying prime sea front land in Troon, overlooking the Isle of Arran, 23 Beach Road is a development of 14 apartments spread over four floors with the top floor reserved for two penthouses with large terraces to take in the magnificent views. Each apartment has at least two floor to ceiling windows with lintel details of over two metres. Separate to the main block are two service wells containing main access stairs and two elevator shafts. The super sturucture is a combination of steel reinforced Nudura, pre cast concrete slab floors and a range of supporting steels. Due to the nature of the build, the majority of the main subdividing walls are Nudura as well resulting in over 300m of wall per floor.

The final roof has been covered with solar panals, hidden from view by a parapet wall.

What We Did

Frederick Mackintosh were appointed to complete the Nudura installation of floors two, three and four. Using one of the biggest concrete pumps in the country, 57m from Reillys, a total of 170 cubic metres of concrete went into floors two and three. The entire build used Nudura 6″(150mm) blocks and the Nudura One Series for the elevator shafts. Steel reinforcing within the blocks was primarily to withstand the onshore wind. In December and January, wind speeds of up to 75mph forced the team to retreat but the rain, snow, hail and occasional sunshine made for ideal polystyrene working conditions.

Special mention to the VQ Construction team on site for all the help that they provided, and both Robert and “motionless” Morris, from Reilly Concrete Pumping Ltd (www.reilly-concretepumping.com). ¬†Couldn’t have done it without you!