Offsite construction – making and assembling large components in factory conditions – has come of age. Its breadth of applications and benefits to build quality, budget, safety, programme and environmental performance are greater than ever, and our pioneering use of prefabrication in housing, office, industrial and education projects has won us worldwide recognition.
We’ve worked with almost every form of prefabricated component: kitchen and bathroom pods, SIPS panels, semi- and fully-volumetric units, timber and light-gauge steel frames. Our portfolio showcases the possibilities, from buildings in which selected components were prefabricated for a specific purpose to our ground-breaking Murray Grove scheme, totally constructed offsite, fitted out in a factory and assembled on site in just ten days.
Merrick Place is a 575-home mixed-use development in Southall, London. The exterior is clad in precast concrete panels which act both as a façade and as a structural element.
Lambeth Civic Centre, our award-winning civic office for Lambeth Council, is clad entirely in prefabricated concrete panels. The panels combine glazing, white stone and red brick to blend the new building in with its surroundings.
The Boilerhouse for the Royal Holloway University of London used an offsite manufactured kit-of-parts comprising a glulam timber structure and copper roof. The prefabricated elements were able to be assembled on site quickly, enabling the pavilion to be built in between terms and not disrupt the University's students.
Made from a prefabricated light gauge steel structure and timber cladding panels, Bourbon Lane is an award-winning housing scheme in Shepherd's Bush. The cost saving through using offsite manufacture was used to pay for additional sustainability improvements, including a combined onsite heat and power unit.
Brunel Street Works creates 335 new build-to-rent homes in two 25-storey towers. A high level of standardisation, including prefabricated elements and a panellised facade system, was used to facilitate a rapid construction programme and achieve a higher quality of finish.
The UK's first ever fully modular apartment building, Murray Grove was made up of steel framed room modules constructed and fully fit out in a factory and craned into place on site. The project was handed over with zero defects and was on site for just 6 months.
Doncaster Civic Office Doncaster
Winton Primary School King's Cross, London
High Fisher Gate
Sixth Avenue York