World’s Tallest Modular Buildings, Croydon

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World’s Tallest Modular Buildings, Croydon

Modern Construction in London, England – design by HTA Design LLP

14 Dec 2018

101 George Street Modular Towers

Architects: HTA Design LLP

Location: Croydon, South London, UK

101 George Street Modular Tower Buildings

Completion of the concrete cores for the world’s tallest modular buildings. The two towers in Croydon are being built with the most modern construction methods and will provide hundreds of quality homes.

Construction photo of the towers in South London:
World's Tallest Modular Buildings construction in Croydon London

Major milestone achieved for the world’s tallest modular towers

– Tide Construction announce the completion of concrete cores, a major milestone in the development of world’s tallest modular buildings

– The project will take just over two years and will provide 546 quality rental homes in Croydon

– Vision Modular’s robust construction system reduces disruption and waste as modules will arrive fully-fitted

Award winning developers, Tide Construction has reached a new milestone in delivering the world’s tallest modular towers in Croydon, by completing their core structures. Their offsite company Vision Modular will install the fully-fitted modules around the concrete cores, using one of the most modern and robust off-site construction systems.

The two towers at 101 George Street will be the tallest structures to be built off-site using modular construction methods, and will reach heights of 44 and 38 storeys. The development, which has been forward-funded by Greystar and Henderson Park, will be operated by Greystar and will offer 546 high quality homes for rent within the Build-to-Rent market, providing residents with shared amenities, a professional management team and a 24/7 onsite service.

The short construction process, of just over two years, is made possible through Tide Construction’s efficient delivery. This is compounded with the modules being manufactured in the Vision Modular Systems’ Bedford factory, and then transported onsite. Following the rapid completion of the concrete cores by Tide Construction, Vision Modular will install the precision-manufactured modules and securely position them into place.

Team photo, left to right:
1 Simon Owen HTA Design LLP Associate – Senior Planner
2 Simon Toplis HTA Design LLP Partner
3 Dave Hyland MJH Structural Engineers Structural Engineer
4 Shane Linehan BMCE Associate Director
5 Gerry O’Keeffe Vision Modular Systems Construction Director
6 Michael Hough MJH Structural Engineers Director
7 Adam Cohen Greystar Senior Associate – Development
8 Pete Smith Croydon Council Head of Development Management
9 Heather Cheesbrough Croydon Council Director of Planning & Strategic Transport
10 Jan Slominski Croydon Council Principal Planner
11 John Fleming Tide Construction Chairman
12 Simon Bayliss HTA Design LLP Managing Partner
13 John O’Dwyer Tide Construction Project Director
14 Christy Hayes Tide Construction CEO
15 Michela Hancock Greystar Senior Director – Development
16 Ross Gentry Croydon Council Team Leader
17 Alexander Pocklington Croydon Council Principal Impact Assessment Engineer
18 Anisha Jogani Croydon Council Placemaking Team Leader
19 Mark Hand Vision Modular Systems Procurement Director
World's Tallest Modular Buildings Croydon team

Designed by HTA Design, the building will also benefit residents and the local community, who will enjoy amenities ranging from winter gardens, an art gallery, an incubator hub for local businesses and an on-site café. Each tower will also contain gyms, club rooms and garden terraces.

Christy Hayes, CEO Tide Construction said: “We are very pleased with the progress we are making in building the world’s tallest modular towers. We are delivering the development according the set time scales, offering much needed project certainty to our clients. Completing the concrete cores means that we are ready for the next stage of the project, by bringing the first module onsite in Croydon. The modules are built in our factory in Bedford, undergoing strict quality controls, and will create high quality homes to rent for Londoners.”

Building with our Vision Modular System has also led to a higher quality finish, with 80 per cent less waste and construction traffic, fewer onsite workers and greater certainty on costs and time. It is clear to see that modular is the future as this a method of construction that can quickly install units of high-quality architectural design, in a safe and controlled environment.

101 George Street Modular Towers in Croydon

Tide Construction currently has 1500 residential units under construction across the Greater London area. Tide Construction and Vision Modular Systems are also working in partnership with Greystar on the first phase of the Greenford Build-to-Rent scheme in Ealing, whereby they are delivering 400 homes within an 18 months programme.

They have recently completed a 100-unit apartment building for Pocket Living in Wandsworth – Mapleton Crescent, which again was developed on a constrained urban site, and are currently delivering a 120-unit modular, residential scheme for Pocket in Ealing.

Councillor Paul Scott, cabinet lead for regeneration and planning at Croydon Council, said:
“We are excited to see the delivery of the world’s tallest modular towers progressing so fast, getting closer to offering much needed quality homes, including affordable properties, to rent in our borough. The two towers delivered will make a great contribution to our local economy and community, while enhancing Croydon town centre’s urban landscape with great architecture and design. We are looking forward to seeing the next steps and the first modules to arrive onsite in Croydon.”

101 George Street Modular Towers in Croydon
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Simon Bayliss, partner at HTA, said:
“The concrete core completion marks an important milestone in the building of the world’s tallest modular towers. The Vision Modular Systems product allows for a high-quality design that is not limited by the way the modules are created –101 George Street will be testimony to flexibility in modular construction design and architectural creativity.”

Mark Allnutt, senior managing director of Greystar UK, said:
“Modular will, without a doubt, play a central role in the future of construction and this development has been a fantastic opportunity for Greystar to become an early adopter. For Greystar it ticks a lot of boxes – it delivers a high-quality product, at speed, in a safe and controlled environment.”

101 George Street Modular Towers in Croydon

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