Demonstrating Offsite Expertise in Action

9th August, 2018

“Excellent performance with huge potential for gaining a significant chunk of the residential market – a great push for offsite manufacturing” - was just one of the positives comments received following EOS Facades’ recent site study tour.

Representatives from Kier Construction, Sir Robert McAlpine, Shed KM Architects, United Living plus many more, gathered one morning in June at the Hotel Du Vin in Wimbledon in preparation for the site study tour. The invited guests jumped at the opportunity for an informative guided tour around two of the capital’s most prestigious developments, The Ram Quarter – a pioneering new development in the heart of Wandsworth and The Riverside Quarter – luxury apartments overlooking Chelsea and Fulham.

To provide a deeper insight in to the design, manufacture, installation and project management processes – representatives from EOS Facades, now part of Etex Building Performance, supported by technical representatives from Etex and Siniat together with members of the wider project delivery team from Ardmore Group and Dane Architectural Systems – delivered a technical CPD-accredited presentation. The group also had the opportunity to gain valuable intelligence from leading offsite experts Cogent Consulting.

Steve Thompson, Managing Director for EOS Facades said of the event: “Organising a tour around a live site is not without challenges, however the feedback we have received following this event has been outstanding. It allowed us to not only have detailed conversations but actually demonstrate our work ‘in action’ and what can be achieved through an open culture and close collaboration, combined with offsite manufacturing expertise. We take pride in out ‘partnership approach’ and one aspect that our guests were genuinely surprise about, was the level of detail we were prepared to share.”

The seminar and CPD programme shared details of acoustics, thermal and fire performance together with insights into potential building regulation changes following the recommendations detailed in the Hackitt Review. Delegates also received a full suite of EOS Facades’ technical documents including installation and site pocket guides together with a compendium of technical case studies.

Following the CPD session, delegates were transported to site where they were guided around the developments by the project delivery teams. On return to the hotel, before departing, attendees had the opportunity to speak one-to-one with the offsite experts involved in the project. Steve continued: “I would like to thank everyone who took the time to attend and to those who have been in touch following the site study tour. We look forward to potentially working with you in the future. It has been a worthwhile experience and one we would like to repeat next year.”

The Ram Quarter
A pioneering new development in the heart of Wandsworth, The Ram Quarter creates a new residential community, with shops, restaurants and riverside walks which will become a new cultural destination for South East London. Transforming the former Young’s Brewery site where beer has been brewed since 1581, The Ram Quarter sensitively integrates historic Grade II listed buildings into the scheme which provides accommodation for boutiques, restaurants, a craft-brewery, a brewery museum and 650 new exclusive loft style apartments. Once inaccessible, the River Wandle is being landscaped to provide public access along a new riverside walk which will be traversed by three bridges as part of The Ram Quarter’s 5,574m2 of retail and leisure space.

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