Even More Innovative Building Systems in the CapitalOctober 22, 2012
Elements Europe is to deliver yet another student accommodation scheme in central London using their modular building solutions. Working in conjunction with the main contractor Elliott Thomas Group, they will deliver 200 bedrooms for student accommodation.
The modular student housing project which is located in Ewer Street in the heart of central London has seen Elements Europe manufacture and deliver 200 fully volumetric room pods. The high end accommodation has been designed to form clusters of 6 bedrooms per individual flat which has a shared communal area.
The student bedroom pods these days are more like high end residential accommodation, they are studio rooms featuring kitchenettes, en-suite bathrooms and study and living areas. These rooms offer luxury items such as under floor heating.
Kevin Arthur of Elements Europe comments “Gone are the days of leaking showers, peeling paint and freezing cold student bedrooms now the accommodation offers all of the luxuries you expect from a high quality hotel room. The room pods used in this scheme are a high-end design featuring all of the mod cons.”
“Off-site construction is well adapted for the student accommodation market as it provides a cost effective and time efficient solution enabling the development to be open in time for the start of term” he adds.
The 7 storey scheme which is located near to Southwark tube station has also seen Elements Europe provide the stair cores, corridor cassettes and a modular pre-cast concrete shaft system.
Manufacturing began at the end of September with installation scheduled to start on-site in February 2013 ready for the start of term in September 2013.
For more information please read the case study Ewer Street, Student Accommodation.
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