Case Studies / City Quays 3 - Belfast

SDG worked with Farrans Construction on a Grade A office development in Belfast.



Tyrone Formwork are currently the formwork contractor on a 250, 000 square feet grade A office development in Belfast. The full construction project is an estimated £50 million and when completed it will facilitate 2500 workers.

SDG were approached by Tyrone Formwork to assist with the supply of a permanent formwork solution.
Floor slabs are usually 300mm however this job had a requirement of a 1650mm deep slab. Contact was made with SDG to see if we could source a solution to pour without using traditional formwork methods to facilitate a quicker basement slab pour.

SDG sourced recostal® 2000 GT which is permanent formwork allowing Tyrone Formwork to create a construction joint on the slab with a key profile according to Euro Code 2.

About recostal® 2000 GT:
Shuttering units comprised of finely meshed, trapezoidally-profiled, expanded metal, designed for creating construction joints in concrete base slabs.
Units are supplied to specific project-heights on site. recostal® shuttering is also available with anti-leakage material and clamps to eliminate the need to weld rebars.

Benefits include:

  • Self-supporting, systemised method of construction joint support
  • Vastly reduced labour for fixing and removing traditional methods
  • Bespoke to dimensions onsite
  • Stronger joint profile allows reduced rebar
  • Accommodates slabs up to 3000mm
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