Precast concrete columns


We manufacture a variety of bespoke, specialist reinforced precast concrete column variations in our purpose-built factory to meet our client’s requirements.

Precast concrete columns are a superior choice for your construction project when compared to traditional in situ concrete columns. Speed of installation, precision, consistency, reduced labour requirements, and environmental benefits make them the future of the construction industry.

When you choose Milbank as your concrete column partner, you’re not just choosing a product; you’re choosing a reliable and knowledgeable team dedicated to your project’s success.

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The UK’s leading manufacturer of precast columns for high-rise construction

Significantly reducing your floor-to-floor cycle time

Traditional construction involves extended curing times and weather-dependent delays. With precast columns (pillars), this issue is virtually eliminated. Columns arrive on site ready for immediate installation, significantly accelerating the overall construction process. Additionally, this method allows for much faster installation of falsework to bring forward the in-situ casting of the next floor level within your cycle programme.

We offer varying configurations including specialist double height concrete columns that can be installed with just one crane lift, providing both structural columns required over 2 floor levels in just a single installation, significantly reducing your floor-to-floor cycle time.


Improving your safety and sustainability with our precast column solutions

In an era of environmental consciousness, precast concrete also offers environmental benefits. Reduced on-site construction time leads to lower emissions, and precast concrete is inherently sustainable, as it can be recycled and reused, reducing waste, and conserving natural resources.

In addition, precast manufactured in a controlled factory environment allows for safer construction and a reduction in staff required on site. According to a survey by the ECA of businesses in the engineering services industry, offsite construction is far safer, faster, greener and cheaper than traditional methods.


Custom made to suit your project requirements

We don’t just manufacture products; we provide solutions to streamline your projects. We offer a complete, full package concrete column solution encompassing design, manufacturing, delivery, and optional installation.

Manufacturing in our dedicated specialist precast factory means we can customise your columns to suit, including specialist additions like cast in sockets for fixing alignment props.


What is a reinforced precast column?

A reinforced precast column is a structural component used in construction that is manufactured off-site and then transported to a construction site for installation. Precast concrete columns are constructed of durable and weather resistant concrete, reinforced with steel bars or mesh to enhance their structural strength and load-bearing capacity. They are an essential part of the structural framework in many buildings and infrastructure projects.

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What are the advantages of precast columns vs in-situ columns?


Reinforced precast columns play a crucial role in providing structural support to high rise buildings, offering the advantages of speed, quality, design flexibility and sustainability in the construction process over traditional in-situ columns.

They are commonly used in conjunction with other precast elements, such as beams, slabs, and walls, to create a complete structural system.

Explore a range of benefits when opting for precast elements manufactured in a controlled off-site environment versus traditional and time intensive ‘on-site’ methods.

  • Precast columns are cast and cured in a controlled factory environment, which ensures high-quality and consistent production. This can lead to reduced construction time and cost savings.

  • Steel reinforcement is added to the precast columns to provide tensile strength, making them capable of withstanding vertical and lateral loads, such as the weight of the structure and wind or seismic forces.

  • Precast columns can be customised in terms of size, shape, and finish to meet the specific requirements of a project. This allows for architectural and design flexibility.

  • Precast columns are known for their durability and resistance to environmental factors, making them suitable for a wide range of applications, including residential, commercial, and industrial buildings.

  • Once delivered to the construction site, precast columns can be quickly installed, reducing on-site labour and construction time.

Contact Milbank today

We are experts in precast concrete product design, manufacture, delivery and installation.

Get in touch to find out how we can help you.

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