Sites 9 & 10, Western Avenue


The use of steel container units to create 225-bedroom accommodation highlights how this modern method of construction introduces speed to the programme duration, as modules arrive on site with internal finishes already installed.

  • Location

    Western Avenue, West London

  • Architect

    Contemporary Design Solutions

  • Client

    Hallmark Property Group

  • Sector

    Residential Development

  • Expertise

    Modular

  • Status

    In Progress

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PREFABRICATED MODULAR PODS USED
TO CREATE MODERN STUDENT
ACCOMMODATION

The superstructure comprises prefabricated modular steel pods, stacked on top of one another and supported at the base by a reinforced concrete substructure. The ground floor slab was designed to accommodate the weight of a mobile crane during construction and the basement retaining walls are cantilevered from the raft to create a continuous skylight to the rear of the building.

 

The stacks are book-ended by two multi-storey steel frames, with vertical bracing provided for lateral stability.