Block of flats erected at Castlelakes, Ireland

A large-scale block of flats accommodating 95 luxurious flats was completed in Carrigtwohill (Cork). FRANK supplied cantilever connectors type Egcobox® for this project.

In order to integrate balconies with a length of 3.50 metres, respectively, and to ensure thermal separation of the interior and exterior concrete structures, contractors in charge used 256 FRANK cantilever connectors type Egcobox®.

Special constructions were strictly agreed upon with contractors, considering the British Standard BS 8110, in order to fulfil both, special requirements with regard to the balconies and the specific static conditions.
Technical details:

  • Balcony with 165 mm height offset
  • Balcony length 3500 mm (solution: Egcobox® element lengths 3 x 1000 mm and 1 x 500 mm)
  • Optimization of Egcobox® reinforcement in accordance with statically required cutting forces
  • Design of Egcobox® with articulated thrust bearings and butt-welded bars.


Place:Carrigtwohill, Irland
Completion:April 2009
Contractor:MMD Construction
Cork Limited