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World’s tallest modular towers’ concrete cores complete

11 Dec 2018

World’s tallest modular towers’ concrete cores complete

World’s tallest modular towers’ concrete cores complete

The build-to-rent development, at 101 George Street in Croydon, Greater London, will provide 546 homes once constructed.

Now Tide Construction’s offsite arm Vision Modular will install the fully-fitted modules, manufactured at its Bedfordshire factory, around the concrete cores.

The company claims the process generates 80% less waste and construction traffic as well as greater certainty on costs and time.

The towers, which will take two years to complete and are funded by Greystar and Henderson Park, will reach heights of 44 and 38 storeys.

Designed by HTA Design, the building will feature winter gardens, an art gallery, an incubator hub for local businesses and an on-site café. Each tower will also contain gyms, club rooms and garden terraces.

Christy Hayes, CEO Tide Construction said: “We are very pleased with the progress we are making in building the world’s tallest modular towers. We are delivering the development according the set time scales, offering much needed project certainty to our clients. Completing the concrete cores means that we are ready for the next stage of the project, by bringing the first module onsite in Croydon. The modules are built in our factory in Bedford, undergoing strict quality controls, and will create high quality homes to rent for Londoners.”

Mark Allnutt, senior managing director of Greystar UK, added: “Modular will, without a doubt, play a central role in the future of construction and this development has been a fantastic opportunity for Greystar to become an early adopter. For Greystar it ticks a lot of boxes – it delivers a high-quality product, at speed, in a safe and controlled environment.”

Tide Construction currently has 1,500 residential units under construction across the Greater London area.  Tide Construction and Vision Modular Systems are also working in partnership with Greystar on the first phase of the Greenford Build-to-Rent scheme in Ealing, whereby they are delivering 400 homes within an 18 months programme.

Article & Image Source: Construction Manager Magazine 

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