The future is modular

Exponents of offsite construction technology claim that build times can be reduced by up to 30%.

A modular approach can include finished, fitted, weathertight windows and facades.

Modularisation on this level works particularly well when there is a repeat in the structure or envelope, such as offices or apartment design.

The recently completed Plot 24 residential apartments at Royal Wharf, London, uses a modular construction, consisting of a concrete, on-site assembled structure with brick-faced facade panels that include fitted aluminium window systems from Aluprof.

The precast system was designed, manufactured and installed by Byldis of the Netherlands.

Managing director of Aluprof UK Wojciech Brożyna said: “Great to see completed building with glazing system supplied by Aluprof and incorporated into precast elevation panels by Byldis. A truly revolutionary approach which we hope to work in close collaboration on future projects in the UK.”

Plot 24 was designed by Glenn Howells and delivered on site by TODD Architects. The completed build at Royal Wharf now releases almost two hundred apartments into the London city housing market. Contractors on site were the Ballymore Group and project management undertaken by Acumen.