Recently Cara Construction, a valued customer of Precon Products, embarked on a substantial and exciting project at the Etihad Stadium, home to Manchester City Football Club. The project was focused on extending the stadium to allow for extra capacity. 

Our Northern Area Sales Manager Shane Hobson met with Cara Construction’s buyer for this project alongside their Managing Director to discuss the project in depth, accurately assessing how Precon Products could best assist in this project. Shane played a pivotal role by recommending high-performance cost-effective solutions, that could be readily available and delivered to site thanks to Precon’s fast and reliable next-day delivery service.

A photo of the ongoing extension at the Etihad Stadium

The Products

Due to our purpose-built machinery and skilled operatives we were able to produce Conform 2 to Cara Construction’s exact requirements. The permanent formwork was used for 4m deep steel reinforced pile caps and it greatly helped with a good level of strength to hold the back fill away from the reinforcement.

Solmax Miragrid is a knitted geogrid made from high tenacity polyester yarn, covered by a black polymeric coating which provides tensile strength. Our woven geotextiles are high-strength and durable with good water permeability. The Miragrid and the Woven Geotextiles supplied helped with ground stabilisation for plant movement on site.

Fosroc Conbextra GP is a high-flow, non-shrink grout which can be used for the cementitious grouting of gap thickness from 10mm to 75mm. Recommended applications include: stanchion baseplates; joints between pre-cast concrete panels; grouting applications where pouring access is restricted; anchoring of reinforcing steel bars; and installation of tie bars. Conbextra GP has a wide range of advantages; it is high-strength, chloride free and conforms to the requirements of BS EN 15-403 Class R4 and BS EN 1504-6: Anchoring of reinforcing steel bar.

Ancillary products including Dywidag GEWI bar, plates and nuts, wax bolt cones and tying wire

Readily available at competitive prices from Precon Products.

We were thrilled to be involved in this significant project, and can’t wait to see the end result. Thank you to Cara Construction for their custom. Our Northern Area Sales Manager Shane’s in-depth knowledge of construction and building materials, alongside our competitive prices and reliable quick delivery service means this project could continue to progress efficiently and effectively.

If you require product recommendations for your project from an expert in the industry be sure to contact Shane on 07495 008820 or any member of the Precon Products sales team at

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