Most modern stadia are constructed using steel structures with precast concrete to form the terracing, walling, stairs and circulation areas.
Concrete framed structures comprising beams, columns, walls, floors, stairs and other elements can be used for a wide variety of applications including multi-storey car parks, retail and leisure developments, offices, schools, hospitals, hotels, stadia, sports facilities, student accommodation and residential blocks.
Concrete & Steel Stadium Construction Materials
These structures can be built entirely from precast concrete but more commonly will be of hybrid construction comprising in-situ concrete or steel elements together with precast components.
Concrete Walkways & Balconies
Walkways are designed for spectator movement in between and at the bottom of the terracing.
We design and supply the concrete walkways along with balconies, balcony walls and a variety of other ‘special’ units for areas such as disabled access and seating, to be installed at the same time as the other terracing elements.
These units are often one-off shapes and sizes which Milbank’s manufacturing facility can easily produce to your requirements.
Stadia construction consists not only of terracing, but also large areas of flooring in the circulation routes, accommodation and office spaces as well as restaurants and corporate boxes. These floor areas have to be designed to take high loads – a task ideally suited to hollowcore units.
Milbank are the leading hollowcore flooring producer in the South East of England with a factory dedicated to the manufacture of prestressed products. Milbank have a separate production facility for the production of all Stadium Products.
Raker Beams & other Beams
The purpose of raker beams is to provide support for standard terrace units. Horizontal beams perform the same function but for vertical terrace units.
Precast concrete raker beams span between columns which are at regular intervals (generally producing 7-8m bays) along the length of a stand on a typical stadium.
The standard terrace units are then installed, spanning from one raker beam to the next, to provide the seating area. Raker beams are generally long span beams (depending on the size and scale of the stadium) and can be cast up to 30m long. These beams come from individually fabricated steel moulds and are cast to give a fair face finish on both sides.
Vomitory Walls & other Stadium Walls
Vomitories allow for safe movement of spectators between seating areas and the concourse beneath the terraces. To create a Vomitory, precast concrete walls and stair units are built in combination to create access to and from the seating area.
The Vomitory Stadium Walls are either supported on the frame or the concourse floor and can provide support to adjacent terrace and walkway units.
Milbank also offer other precast concrete wall panels for the concourse areas, pitch side wall panels, cladding panels etc.