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Suppliers of: Precast Concrete, Flooring, Beams & Blocks, Staircases, Landings, Hollowcore floors, concrete beams

“Delivering quality products through a sustainably conscious supply chain to help you build better”

 Milbank Concrete Products is the UK’s leading manufacturer of high-quality precast concrete products. Our trading history spans over 75 years and we are dedicated to helping you succeed.

Our factory, offices and transport hub are located near Colchester on the Essex/Suffolk borders. With the A12, M11 and M25 all nearby, we are well positioned to offer a competitive service to London/Home Counties, East Anglia and the Southeast. For our specialist products including helical stairs, bespoke precast, stadia etc. we extend coverage to most of the UK.

Our team of design experts offer technical support, produce design drawings, and offer innovative design led solutions to your individual challenges. We provide valued engineering input throughout the order process to ensure you have the most efficient and cost-effective solutions available.

Our highly experienced in-house engineers and design staff provide support and advice to homebuilders, contractors, architects and engineers in the specification and design of precast and prestressed concrete products.

Precast concrete is the most commonly used building material in the world, and by manufacturing in a carefully controlled factory environment, our precast concrete is not affected by variable site conditions or the elements. With this in mind, it is a safe, reliable, long lasting and cost-effective product.

Our products are designed and supplied to exact build fit and specification which allow for improved efficiencies throughout the build process, and our range of precast components allow immediate site and finishing access following installation providing a solid footing - meaning no delays and safe access for follow-on trades.

Milbank concrete is always perfectly mixed and offers superior strength and durability in comparison to traditional, wet concrete. It is quicker than in-situ mould construction and pouring and can be made into virtually any shape. It is fireproof and will not melt at high temperatures along with being tough and durable with excellent exposure properties. It is wholly resistant to insect, pests, vermin attacks, fungus, and mildew. It is completely recyclable, and all precast units can be re-used in their entirety at the end of their life.

How we’re making a difference

We have been proactive in adapting our processes to work towards carbon neutrality, introducing both a wood pellet fuelled biomass boiler and electric vehicle charging points for staff and visitors.

On top of this, we have successfully transitioned 100% of our production machinery, including fork trucks, loading shovels, shunters, dumpers, cherry pickers and prestressed concrete manufacturing machines from the use of regular diesel to HVO – a hydro-treated vegetable oil biofuel.

By adopting 100% HVO, greenhouse gas emissions produced by our machinery reduced by up to 90%, with a 35% reduction in particulate mass and a 30% reduction of CO2 company wide.

What we offer: 

Hollowcore Floors

Milbank Hollowcore floors are prestressed concrete units with tubular voids extending the full length of the slab creating an efficient lightweight unit.  This makes the slab much lighter than other floor slabs of equal thickness or strength.  Reduced weight lowers transportation costs and saves on the cost of the material.  They are typically used in the construction of upper floors in apartments/flats, commercial buildings and larger houses.  Milbank hollowcore floors are available in 150mm, 200mm and 250mm deep units.

Beam & Block Flooring

There are many benefits to using a beam & block flooring system - it is fast, cheap, and simple to install with no special skills required.  Our concrete beams come in 155mm and 225mm deep prestressed options and are available in lengths of 1-6m in 50mm increments. By varying the concrete beam centres during construction, this kind of concrete flooring offers a quick and economical solution for a wide range of problems both at ground and upper floor levels.

WarmFloor Pro Insulated Flooring

WarmFloor Pro offers homebuilders a simple and cost-effective solution to quickly construct a thermally insulated ground floor, providing reduced initial construction costs and lowering heating costs, making a compelling alternative to a standard beam and block floor.

The floor is easily assembled using lightweight expanded polystyrene (EPS) blocks placed between our standard Milbank pre-stressed concrete beams (either 155mm or 225mm deep) in replacement of standard concrete infill blocks and then finished with a structural concrete screed.

A+ green guide-rated and fully certified, it is proven to be a must-have addition to any new, sustainable development, where keeping heating costs low is paramount. WarmFloor Pro has already been successfully installed in thousands of new-build projects across the country, and we are well experienced in both supply only and Supply and fix requirements.

Bespoke Precast Concrete Products

Milbank manufactures a wide variety of bespoke precast concrete components, up to 15 tonnes, in our modern purpose-built factories. We work together with clients from industries including Commercial and Residential Construction, Rail, Health, Energy, Environmental and Public Sector to name but a few. Whatever industry you work in, we’re confident that we can provide the bespoke precast concrete products you need as a solution to many common problems.


Milbank offers a range of precast concrete balcony types to suit your project requirements.  All our balconies are designed by our in-house design team and manufactured, delivered and installed to the highest standards.  When designing the precast concrete floors for a project, Milbank will take into consideration the design of the balconies, providing a complete package solution.

Spiral, Curved & Helical Stairs by Kallisto

As part of Milbank Concrete Products, Kallisto Stairs expertise has been commissioned for staircase installations in some of the most prestigious venues in the UK. Working with architects, engineers, and designers, we have achieved stunning, durable, precast spiral staircase installations. Today, the versatility of precast concrete, together with innovative engineering and finishing processes, allow us to create bespoke spiral staircases that are both visually pleasing and exceptionally resilient. Utilising leading Northern European manufacturing technology, our palletised formwork and precast shuttering system ensures the finish is of the highest quality.

Stairs & Landings

Milbank are specialists in precast concrete stair and landing design, manufacture, and installation. With an experienced team and a dedicated production facility, we produce both simple and standard flights as well as complex bespoke units to meet your exact requirements. We take great pride in offering full-package solutions that save time, reduce costs and increase the build time of your project.

Ground Beams

Milbank Ground Beams provide a great alternative to traditional foundations, and we manufacture specific ground beams for a number of leading contractors. Ground beams are designed to support brick or block work and steel frames and can be used to form a permanent shutter to the edge of an in-situ concrete floor slab. They are generally square or rectangular in section however, notches, sloping faces, and end details can also be incorporated.

Concrete Stadium Construction

Most modern stadia are constructed using steel structures with precast concrete elements to form the terracing, walling, stairs, and circulation areas. Concrete frame structures comprising beams, columns, walls, floors, stairs, and terracing can be used for a wide variety of applications including multi-storey car parks, retail and leisure developments, offices, schools, hospitals, cinemas, theatres etc.  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.

Sea Defences

Our coastline is valuable for both economic and social reasons, but it is a varying environment that naturally evolves through coastal erosion and flooding processes. Whether the requirement is complete wave walls or copings to refurbish existing defences, Milbank provide high-quality precast concrete blocks to resist natural processes such as wave action and sediment movement. We also work closely with the Environment Agency in supplying Canewdon blocks which are often laid in grid formation at the toe of the sea wall.

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BEAMS Precast Concrete
BEAMS Prestressed
BLOCKS Concrete Beam and Block Flooring Infill
DEMOLITION Prestressed Flooring Units
FIXINGS For Concrete
FIXINGS For Concrete Hollowcore Concrete Sections
FIXINGS For Concrete Precast Concrete Products
FLOOR BEAMS Concrete BS 8110
FLOOR BEAMS Concrete Prestressed Concrete
FLOOR SLABS Precast Concrete
FLOOR UNITS HOLLOWCORE Hollowcore Prestressed Concrete
FLOOR UNITS HOLLOWCORE Hollowcore Slabs Panels Planks
FLOOR UNITS SOLID Precast Concrete Slabs Panels
FLOOR UNITS SOLID Precast Concrete BS 8110:1985 Part 2 Slabs Panels
FLOORING Systems Beam and Block Flooring
FLOORS Hollow Block Floors
FLOORS Hollowbeam
FLOORS Hollowcore
FLOORS Precast Concrete
FLOORS Precast Concrete Beam and EPS Panels / Slabs
FLOORS Precast Concrete Beam and EPS Panels / Slabs Thermally Efficient
FLOORS Precast Concrete BS 8110 Part 1/2 1985
FLOORS Precast Concrete Hollow Block
FLOORS Precast Concrete Hollowcore
FLOORS Precast Concrete Beam and Block Flooring
FLOORS Precast Concrete Beam and Block Flooring BS 8110:1985
FLOORS Precast Concrete Beam and Block Flooring Expanded Polystyrene Block Panel
FLOORS Precast Concrete Beam and Block Flooring Insulated Floor Systems
FLOORS Precast Concrete Beam and Block Flooring Polystyrene Core Panels / Slabs
FLOORS Precast Concrete Beam and Block Flooring Prestressed
FLOORS Prestressed Concrete
FLOORS Prestressed Concrete BS 8110:1997
FLOORS Prestressed Concrete Hollowcore
GROUND FLOOR SYSTEMS Precast Beam and Slab Insulated
GROUND FLOOR SYSTEMS Precast Beam and Slab Insulated Beam and EPS Panels / Slabs
LANDINGS Precast Concrete
PRECAST CONCRETE Purpose Made Bespoke Products
SEA DEFENCE WALLS Precast Concrete Units
STAIRCASES Precast Concrete
STAIRCASES Precast Concrete BS 8110
STAIRCASES Precast Concrete Curved
STAIRCASES Precast Concrete Landing Combined
STAIRCASES Prefabricated Precast Concrete
SPIT Fixings
WARMFLOOR Insulated Floor System
WARMFLOOR PRO Insulated Floor System

Improving Time and Cost Efficiencies with Precast Concrete Columns

February 2024

Every project is usually defined by the all-important parameters of budget and time.

Between multiple stakeholders and the significant investment that high-rise construction projects require, the construction industry has remained resolutely loyal to established practices, favouring on-site construction, manual labour, and conventional building methods and materials.

While these are undoubtedly effective, the increasing demands for speed, sustainability, and cost-effectiveness mean that the industry is starting to see a gradual shift toward new thinking and technologies that can streamline traditional methods. Nowhere is this more evident than within the precast concrete sector. For large-scale commercial construction projects, project managers are, more and more, turning to the use of precast concrete columns as a strategic solution for reducing floor-to-floor cycle times and project costs.

Reinforced precast columns are structural components used in various construction projects. They are manufactured off-site and then transported to a construction site for installation. Reinforced with steel bars or mesh to enhance their structural strength and load-bearing capacity, they are essential to the structural framework in many commercial buildings and large infrastructure projects.

Effective time management is the foundation of any successful construction project and is becoming increasingly crucial for companies competing in the commercial construction market. Poor time management means costly overruns, missed deadlines, reduced profits, and damage to the company’s reputation.

For traditional construction projects, timescales would usually be based on about one floor per week for in-situ poured columns, walls, and slabs. However, because precast concrete columns are manufactured off-site within a controlled facility, many traditional challenges, such as curing times, labour availability, and delays due to weather conditions, are removed – significantly improving timelines and targets. Once delivered, the concrete columns can be installed very quickly, usually within a half- to one-day timeframe with just one crane lift per concrete column.

Not only can they be installed faster, opting for precast also negates the need for craning in formwork, waiting for poured concrete columns to cure, and striking of formwork which, with traditional in-situ poured concrete columns, can mean losing up to a day to complete. With precast columns, you can move on to the construction of the falsework on the next day, or in some cases, the same day if your column installation is safely completed in that area. They are also an ideal pairing for other precast components such as wall panels and hollowcore flooring.

While exact savings can only be determined for each specific project, utilising precast columns can, on average, save a whole day from weekly projected floor-to-floor cycle times, with double-height columns offering a saving of up to two days from their weekly cycle times. This is a significant timesaving over the entire project and can provide preliminary cost savings for exiting the project earlier.

Precast columns have, in the past, been side-lined for traditional methods due to initial costs, but precast offers many financial efficiencies across the project’s lifecycle. Not only do precast columns allow for significantly reduced floor-to-floor cycle times and tighter project timescales, but they also reduce the labour requirements on-site, minimise material waste, limit vehicles and deliveries required on-site, and reduce the cost and time of crane requirements.

Additionally, precast columns improve on-site safety and sustainability. 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.

Milbank Concrete proudly maintains its status as the UK’s leading manufacturer of precast columns for over 75 years. Our in-house, full-service offering allows columns to be completely customised to size, shape, and finish to meet specific project specifications. We also offer a range of compatible products to streamline construction projects. From design to manufacturing, delivery, and installation, all aspects of the process are handled by our highly skilled team, ensuring quality and consistency.

We are also committed to being the most sustainable precast concrete manufacturer in the UK and are on track to achieve our net zero target by 2030. With dedicated resources allocated to the ongoing adoption of sustainable practices, we aim to continue to reduce not only our own carbon footprint, but to also encourage the industry to continue to pursue and embrace sustainability within their own practices.

If you’re keen to find out what precast concrete columns can do for your project timelines, let us provide a free quote. Speak with one of our highly specialist team members at or give us a call at 01787 223931.

Milbank Concrete Supplies Key Elements for Luxury New Build in Surrey

December 2023

In a thriving collaboration, Milbank Concrete Products have recently partnered with TN Design and Build to provide essential components for their latest project in East Mosley, Surrey. The new build project involvesthe construction of a 4-bedroom luxury house boasting a green roof, swimming pool, and gym. Starting from the ground up, the project will breathe new life into a formerly under-developed property, transforming it into an exquisite family residence with all the amenities of a dream home.

A Transformation from Overgrown Greenery to a Modern Marvel

With an aging and underutilised house obscured by wild overgrowth, this build has presented some unique challenges. The first step involved the demolition of the old property and a complete reconfiguration of the site. The result is set to be a stunning 4-bedroom family home, truly modern in design, complete with a family entertainment area. This home will take centre stage at the front of the plot, while a generously sizedswimming pool, a spacious decking area, and a gym annex will occupy the space at the end of the plot. The project will culminate with a beautifully landscaped garden, adding the finishing touch to this idyllic retreat.
Providing Quality Solutions

Milbank Concrete Products were pleased to work with TN Design and Build as their Hollowcore flooring and precast concrete straight flight stairs supplier, both supplied and expertly fitted by our skilled team.
Hollowcore Flooring: We are renowned for our high-quality Hollowcore flooring. Builders rely on Hollowcore slabs for their durability and versatility and are an ideal choice for modern construction projects. They are known for their excellent fire resistance, sound insulation, and load-bearing capacity.

Straight Stairs: Our straight concrete stairs are expertly manufactured with precision and craftsmanship. These stairs offer a sleek and contemporary aesthetic while ensuring optimal safety and functionality.

Quality and Expertise from Milbank Concrete Products

Milbank Concrete Products’ reputation is built on a foundation of top-tier product quality and unrivalled expertise. The company has consistently delivered superior solutions to construction projects, earning the trust of builders and developers across the UK.

Our products are manufactured to the highest industry standards, ensuring longevity and reliability. One of the distinctive advantages of working with us is that our teams handle everything from design drawings to manufacturing in-house. This streamlined process allows for greater control over the quality and delivery of our products.

Thanks to our in-house processes, we can offer improved lead times. Current lead-times can be found on our home page but will often be available just weeks after ordering. In the fast-paced world of construction, quick lead times can be a game-changer. We pride ourselves on delivering products promptly, ensuring your projects stay on schedule.

With an unwavering commitment to quality and efficiency, we aim to be a valued partner for developers and builders looking to bring ambitious projects to life.

For more information on our products and services, please get in contact for a free quotation at or call 01787 223931 564.

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