British Offsite has completed construction to the topping-out stage of a 14-storey residential tower in Southend “in just a few months”.
The £53m (GDV) Victoria Central apartment building has been built using the firm’s factory built UniPanel system allowing the envelope of the tower to be completed in 30% less time than traditional building methods.
British Offsite sells its exterior building and interior fitout components to house builders and contractors including sister company Weston Homes.
At Victoria Central British Offsite supplied and assembled 665 UniPanels across the 14 floors, delivering a structure covering almost 2,640 lineal metres.
Managing Director Shaun Weston said: “British Offsite is delighted to have completed the residential tower at Victoria Central in 30% less time than it would have taken using traditional building methods.
“Our MMC products help reduce the risk and delays in construction, and help to deliver occupiable homes faster. As Victoria Central demonstrates our UniPanel system is highly flexible and can be used for low-rise houses, but also projects like Southend-on-Sea where the requirement is for mid-rise and high-rise schemes in high density urban areas.”
The firm operates from a purpose built facility in Braintree which provides 75,000 sqft of high-tech off-site manufacturing, assembly points and quality control.
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