Industry Reports

Beaver Road Primary School

Premier Modular worked with ISG Construction on a scheme to address Manchester City Council’s urgent need for additional school places due to the growth in population across Manchester and the North-West.

Bespoke Monasorb solution for Scotland’s key wastewater treatment site

Anua worked with Capita to design, install, test and commission two bespoke Monasorb units, which utilise activated carbon for the removal of odorous gases at Dalmuir Wastewater Treatment Works.

McAvoy: Grindon Hall Christian School, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear

The school sites sits within a plot bounded by Pennywell Road to the West and Nookside to the South, and is bordered by residential dwellings to the South and North boundary. To the East is a vancant plot, formerly a sports field as well as The Nook Aged People’s Hostel.

Bryden Wood: Gutenborg, St Petersburg

An £800m landmark scheme to create a new district of St. Petersburg called Gutenborg, which comprises approximately 15,000 dwellings plus retail and leisure uses, schools and healthcare on a 65.2ha site. In total the scheme will house some 22,500 people.

Bryden Wood’s multi-disciplinary team are developing the ‘chassis’, a set of components and principles that will allow maximum architectural variation across the site, while providing our usual improved quality, and H&S benefits while reducing cost and programme.

Bryden Wood are also designing the eight of the buildings, to show how the chassis elements can be used and to test the rules and components. The chassis design guide will then be provided to a group of framework architects who will develop site-specific proposals across the rest of the scheme. In addition, Bryden Wood are MEP and structural engineers across the whole territory.

The scheme is the culmination of Bryden Wood’s position as leaders in Design for Manufacture and BIM.

Buildoffsite cameo case studies

These cameos were produced as part of a DTI funded research project, which was project managed by CIRIA with Loughborough University Construction Management Team the appointed research contractor. All information providers for the original research project were contacted for permission to reuse the Cameos, which were further edited and reformatted together with the opportunity to provide more recent images for the purpose of producing this Cameo Library for Buildoffsite.

NG Bailey utilises offsite construction methods to deliver for Arla Foods

Arla Foods’ new £150m flagship dairy in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, is one of the biggest in Europe and with plans for it to be the first ever zero carbon milk processing facility, it will be one of the most environmentally advanced in the world.

It is also the world’s first dairy with the capacity to process one billion litres of fresh milk a year.

Off-site construction proved instrumental in the construction of the dairy, with NG Bailey playing a crucial role in its development. By using off-site construction methods, NG Bailey delivered the dairy’s main services distribution corridor project in just five weeks – compared to the usual 12 weeks it would have taken using more traditional construction methods.

John Perryn Primary School, Buchan Concrete

Buchan Concrete designed, manufactured and erected the precast concrete structural components for the new John Perryn Primary School, for main contractor Willmott Dixon.

Gibraltar Barracks, Minley, Surrey, Caledonian Modular

CM has won a £42m contract with Holdfast, to construct eight new accommodation blocks for the Royal School of Military Engineering (RSME) on three different training sites by 2013.

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