Prater - 101 Embankment

Project Details


  
    

Project - 101 Embankment   
Sector -  Commercial 
Contractor - Prater, Carillion

Project Overview


Prater collaborated with key supply chain partners and main contractor Carillion to formulate a robust offsite methodology that would achieve a successful delivery of the project, which included 360° unitised curtain walling for the 10 storey building.

A number of factors made 101 Embankment a challenging project. It was clear that the build process needed to be optimised at each stage of construction to achieve what was required. The short timeframes for completion meant that installation of the façade needed to be completed as quickly and efficiently as possible to allow following trades to begin work. However, this had to be balanced against the need to ensure the highest quality standards were maintained throughout.

The unitised design meant that once installation was completed, individual panels could not be isolated and removed to perform remedial work. As such ensuring the highest quality standards was vital and the controlled factory environment provided the opportunity to carry out rigorous quality assurance checks on every panel prior to delivery to site.

The adoption of an offsite construction process maximised the efficiency of the build and allowed the curtain walling façade, which consisted of 1160 individual panels to be installed in just 20 weeks.

The city centre location of the development also presented issues of restricted space and so the offsite manufactured units where delivered to site exactly when required, reducing the need for onsite storage space.

Furthermore, the installation of the factory-produced modules was performed from inside the building structure and so significantly reduced the risks – not only to the installation teams but also to the other teams working on site.


< BACK TO ALL PROJECTS

 
 
Directory Search
 
Join Today! Become a Offsite Construction Hub member today and take advantage of the benefits of membership.
Member Login
 

View Video

Newsletter
 
 
 

The next issue of Offsite Magazine is closing very soon and includes skills development, hotel construction and the ways volumetric modular technology can revitalise a wide range of building sectors. Plus...

  • We hear about how the Marriott, Travelodge and Premier Inn brands are using offsite methods to create a new breed of hotel plus a detailed look at the Hampton by Hilton Hotel at Bristol Airport.
  • A summary of the reaction to the Hackitt Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety.
  • The CITB and BEX (Built Environment Exchange) tell us more about building a new skills base surrounding offsite technology and sustainable construction.
  • An overview of Centres of Excellence such as the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC), Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) Offsite Management School (OMS), Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) and Dudley Advance II.
  • Mark Hargreaves at DLA Design and Emily King from Portakabin highlight the potential of modular construction within the Education sector.
  • Derek Thomson at Loughborough University explains the need for through-life performance and design configurability with modular design.

You can contribute from as little as £500: Call 01743 290042 or Email julie.richards@offsitemagazine.co.uk

Offsite Magazine targets approx.10,000 key construction professionals per issue in print and over 60,000 via our digital issue.