Case Study: McCarthy and Stone Retirement Homes

Precast Flooring Federation member, Aggregate Industries, has become a trusted supplier to retirement living specialist McCarthy & Stone, with its precast concrete products division Charcon Construction Solutions completing over twenty projects during 2017.

Typically, Charcon Construction Solution supplies and installs 150 mm deep prestressed concrete hollowcore flooring to ground and upper floors together with precast concrete stairs in each McCarthy & Stone building. Hollowcore flooring units offer a flexible and economic answer to flooring challenges, due to the spans and widths of units available. Each McCarthy & Stone development will typically consist of 2,500 m2 to 4,000 m2 of hollowcore flooring and two to four staircases, from ground to third floor levels, with variations depending upon particular developments.

The hollowcore floor units and precast concrete stairs are manufactured offsite to the exact requirements of the designer. This ensures a bespoke quality product that is quick, safe and cost effective to install once on site.
David Thomas, Category Manager at McCarthy and Stone, said: “Aggregate Industries are a valued collaborative framework partner of McCarthy and Stone and play a critical role in ensuring our site construction programmes remain on time and to budget.”