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Paddington Basin’s Hotel Tops Out

Paddington Basin’s hotel, which is being led by developer Concierge 3, a consortium of BSW Land & Property, StayCity and The Pickstock Group working with contractors McAleer & Rushe has reached topping out at its 19th floor. The hotel is set to open in summer 2021 and is a unique two-pack hotel, bringing 393 Premier Inn beds as well as 249 StayCity ApartHotel rooms under one roof, a hospitality model […]

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SiFi Networks America Achieves ISO Certification

Sifi Networks America is proud to announce it has achieved ISO 9001:2015 certification. ISO 9001 is the world’s most widely recognized quality management standard. Developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), it helps organizations to meet the expectations and needs of its customers. This certification demonstrates SiFi Networks’ commitment to quality through the management system it has embedded into the organization and is a clear indicator to all interested […]

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Salem FiberCity™ Set to Launch

SiFi Networks is set to launch its first East Coast FiberCity™ in Salem MA. The privately funded citywide fiber network will pass every home and business in the City and enable the opportunity to access Smart City applications. Construction of the fiber network will commence before the end of the year with the entire network complete in 2022, weather permitting. GigabitNow has been carefully selected as the first Internet Service […]

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Third Contract Win this Year with Moda Living

Elements Europe is manufacturing bathroom pods for another Moda Living project. Moda Living is one of the most prominent names in the build to rent market right now. Following successful wins of Moda’s New York Square development in Leeds and it’s development in Birmingham named The Mercian, Elements Europe has now successfully won a contract to supply bathroom pods for its latest development, Springside in Edinburgh. Elements Europe will deliver […]

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Kenosha WI Set to Become a FiberCity™

The City of Kenosha city council has authorized SiFi Networks with permission for citywide access to the public right-of-way to privately fund and build a FiberCity™ network. The network will provide residents and businesses with service provider competition and product choice, which includes symmetrical gigabit speed internet and high-capacity fiber to support the city’s Smart City initiatives. The City of Kenosha is keen to become a Smart City and is […]

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Rancho Cordova Set to Become a FiberCity™

The City of Rancho Cordova city council unanimously granted permission to SiFi Networks for access to their entire roadway infrastructure for the construction of a privately funded citywide fiber optic network enabling access to high speed fiber internet to all residents and businesses as well as the opportunity to implement Smart City initiatives. Rancho Cordova is the second city in Northern California set to become a SiFi Networks’ FiberCity™ with […]

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Elements Europe Appoints Head of Commercial

As part of Elements Europe’s continued investment into the growth of the business and success in securing a substantial pipeline of modular and pod opportunities throughout the UK, we continue to invest in and expand our executive team and have appointed James McStay as Head of Commercial. James has over 40 years’ experience in the construction industry and has gained experience throughout all areas of the property development and construction […]

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First Homes Connected to the USA’s Largest Privately Funded Open Access FibreCity™

Fullerton, CA 23rd June 2020 – UK owned SiFi Networks has successfully lit the first area of the Fullerton, California FibreCity™ network with fibre. Customers can subscribe to service from either Internet Service Provider, Ting or GigabitNow. This major milestone marks a real change in the broadband industry in the USA. SiFi Networks is privately financing, constructing, and independently operating an Open Access network in Fullerton, providing every resident and […]

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Elements Europe Wins SOYO Leeds Bathroom Pod Contract

Elements Europe has successfully secured a contract with Yorkshire owned contractor, Caddick Construction to manufacture 740 bathroom pods for a Moda Living PRS scheme in Leeds city centre. Elements Europe will manufacture six different types of bathroom pod for the scheme including bath pods, shower pods, and bath/shower pods of varying sizes. The bathroom pods will be manufactured to the same spec as The Mercian, Birmingham, another PRS scheme currently […]

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Pickstock Homes Secures Planning for 600 New Homes

Pickstock Homes has secured outline planning permission for 600 new homes to be built on the outskirts of Oswestry, Shropshire. The scheme will deliver a Sustainable Urban Extension, one of only three in Shropshire, on a 60-acre site, with a prominent frontage onto the A5 and the A483. The detailed designs for the development will follow the garden village concept to provide a place where residents can work, raise families, […]

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Simi Valley Unanimously Approves FiberCity™ Proposal

Simi Valley, CA 10th March 2020– The Council members of Simi Valley last night unanimously approved SiFi Networks’ FiberCity™ proposal enabling them to build a privately funded open access fiber network throughout the City. The planned fiber network will pass each and every home and business throughout Simi Valley providing one of the region’s most sophisticated networks enabling not only high-speed internet but access to the possibility of Smart City […]

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Pittsburg CA Set to Become a FiberCity™

Pittsburg, CA 3rd March 2020 – The City of Pittsburg has granted permission for SiFi Networks to construct a privately funded citywide fiber optic network enabling access to high speed internet to all residents and businesses as well as the opportunity to implement Smart City initiatives. SiFi Networks will be working towards creating one of the region’s most sophisticated fiber optic networks. Once built, service providers will be able to […]

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High Rise Modular Residential Building

Completed last year, residents are now enjoying high quality modular apartments in Greenwich. Named Union Wharf, the 249 premium apartments have been developed for the Private Rented Sector. The smaller of the two modular buildings is designed specifically for families and both towers benefit from a range of outdoor communal areas. Elements Europe manufactured 653 modules for the scheme which made up the 249 one and two bed apartments. Two […]

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Contract Win for Tallest Residential Building in Birmingham

Elements Europe has won a contract to manufacture bathroom pods for a brand new PRS development in Birmingham city centre, for client John Sisk. Elements Europe will manufacture a total of 692 bathroom pods for the scheme. Eight different types of bathroom pods will be manufactured including shower pods, bath pods and pods featuring both bath and showers, each varying in size to provide main bathrooms and en-suites for these […]

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Elements Europe Joins Forces with GS E&C, Leading South Korean Construction Firm

London,21st January 2020 – One of the UK’s top off-site manufacturers and constructors, Elements Europe, has joined forces with a leading global construction company based in South Korea, GS Engineering & Construction (GS E&C), who has acquired a significant shareholding in the company. Elements Europe has successfully positioned itself as a leading organisation in the UK’s off-site manufacturing and construction market, having delivered in excess of 20,000 pods and volumetric modules across the UK and sector leading projects. Through its […]

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Manufacture Commences for Staycity, Manchester

Elements Europe has commenced manufacture of 256 bathroom pods for Staycity Aparthotel in Manchester. The hotel is the second phase of a unique hotel development which has already seen Elements Europe manufacture 288 hotel bathroom pods for phase one which was for Motel One hotel, this occupies floors one to eight of the building. The nineth to twentieth floor will be the Staycity Aparthotel, a first for the city with […]

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Elements Europe BOPAS Accreditation Renewed

Elements Europe has successfully renewed it’s BOPAS (Build Offsite Property Assurance Scheme) accreditation until 2022. The accreditation, which is performed by Lloyd’s Register EMEA, evaluates and facilitates the adoption of best practice by leading manufacturers and constructors. This is achieved by focusing on key risk areas including; risk management, competency management, configuration management, procurement management, process control and performance management and improvement at each stage of project development, through concept, […]

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Construction of one of the USA’s largest privately funded Open Access Fiber Networks commences

Fullerton, Calif 25th November 2019 – Construction of Fullerton’s city wide fiber optic network is in full swing. The network will be one of the USA’s largest privately funded Open Access Networks passing each and every home and business in Fullerton. SiFi Networks is revolutionizing the American market in its creation of an open access network which is privately funded, enabling residents and businesses a choice of Internet Service Providers […]

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Elements Europe Hits 20,000 Output

At the end of December 2015 we reported that 10,000 modular rooms and bathroom pods had been manufactured at Elements Europe. Now under four years on we are pleased to announce we have manufactured a further 10,000 modular rooms and bathroom pods taking the total output to 20,000. “The last four years has been full of really great projects delivering for big clients” commented Simon Underwood, Managing Director at Elements […]

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SiFi Networks’ CEO Speaks at North Orange County The Future is Now Conference

Ben Bawtree -Jobson, CEO at SiFi Networks was invited to speak as part of the panel at The Future is Now conference, organized and hosted by the State of North Orange County. The focal point of the conference which was held at Cal State Fullerton, was Digital Communities and Smart Cities Changing the Way We Work. Alongside Ben, other panel members included Ken Domer, City Manager of Fullerton, Jim Vanderpool […]

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Placentia, CA to Become a FiberCity™

Placentia, is the latest city set to become a SiFi Networks’ FiberCity™. Five members of the City Council voted unanimously to grant permission for SiFi Networks to construct the fiber optic network throughout the City. “We’re excited to enhance the quality and availability of internet access for all Placentia residents and businesses,” said Mayor Rhonda Shader. “The deployment of citywide fiber optic gives residents’ access to the fastest and best […]

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Bathroom Pod Boom Continues in Manchester

Elements Europe has won another contract with Russell Construction to manufacture bathroom pods for a brand new Clayton Hotel in Manchester city centre, for Dalata Hotel Group plc. The new 17 storey Clayton Hotel will see Elements Europe manufacture 329 bathroom pods of three types; 286 pods will be shower pods, 26 bath pods and 17 accessible pods and each will be built floorless at the request of the client. […]

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Pickstock Paddlers raise over £2,100 for Macmillan

Pickstock Homes enjoyed a fantastic afternoon at the Coracle World Championships on September 13th. The event, which takes place at the Pengwern Boat Club on the River Severn in Shrewsbury, has been running since 1997. Over the last 12 years teams and sponsors have helped raise more than £276,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support. Last year alone raised a record breaking £45,000. Thank you to everyone who supported us by donating […]

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SiFi Networks Presents to Investment Audience in Brussels

SiFi Networks’ CEO Ben Bawtree-Jobson has been invited to speak at The IPE Real Assets and Infrastructure Conference taking place this week. The conference which takes place in Brussels is a specialist event aimed at investment decision makers at European pension funds, an essential summit for institutional investors looking to understand where the asset class is going and how best to invest in it.Ben will present Telecom Infrastructure and 5G […]

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Manufacture Commences for Embankment West

Elements Europe has started the manufacture of 614 bathroom pods for client Robert McAlpine. Elements Europe will manufacture seven different types of bathroom pods including main bathrooms and en-suites varying in size and specification. Some will be fitted with showers and some with shower baths. Each pod will be fully tiled with grey landscape tiles and feature a vanity mirrored cabinet and sleek wall hung basin and wc. All pods […]

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Elements Europe, Third Fastest Growing Company in the County

Elements Europe has been listed third fastest growing company in Shropshire with a 41.11% growth rate. The top two listed above Elements Europe were social care group, Capital Care and Pickstock Telford, a beef processing facility. The top 10 fastest-growing companies in the county cover eight different sectors, highlighting that no single industry leads the way when it comes to Shropshire’s success. Elements Europe’s sector of Manufacturing accounts for 32% […]

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Event Success in Fullerton

SiFi Networks was delighted to have met residents and business owners of Fullerton on June 15 to present to them their plans for the Fullerton FiberCity™. The event took place at Fullerton Library and is the first of a series of events SiFi Networks has in store to help the community fully understand what the 100% fiber network means to the city, its people and future. “We want to ensure […]

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Watch Our Latest Install to a Residential Modular Building

To those who have never seen the install of a modular building, it really is pretty impressive. This footage taken by Nick Cuff, Land Director at Pocket Living, our client for this 21 storey residential tower in Croydon, shows just how easy and efficient the process is. ? Each module is a finished module forming part of a high quality apartment with all decorations, internal services and fixtures and fittings […]

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Fullerton FiberCity™ Project Unveiled at Public Event, June 15

International network developer, SiFi Networks, which will soon outfit the city of Fullerton with gibabit-speed fiber optic connectivity, invites the public to an event on Saturday, June 15th from 9 a.m. until noon, in the Community Room at the Fullerton Library. SiFi Networks is privately funding, building and operating one of the world’s fastest, most reliable fiber optic networks in Fullerton. The Fullerton FiberCity™ network will pass each and every […]

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State-of-the-Art Fiber Network to Serve Fullerton, CA

International network developer, SiFi Networks, will deliver a state of the art fiber optic network in Fullerton passing every home and business in the city. The Fullerton FiberCity™ network which is privately funded, built and operated by SiFi Networks will be an open access network enabling a choice of Internet Service Providers whilst saving customer’s money on what will be one of the most reliable FiberCity™ networks in the USA. […]

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Manufacture Starts for Fourth Motel One Hotel

Manufacture has begun for Elements Europe’s fourth Motel One project, for clients Russell Construction. 288 bathroom pods of two different types will be manufactured for the new Manchester hotel. Each pod will feature counter top bowl basin, dark granite counter top and back to wall wc, exuding the high end interior finish the Motel One brand is known for. Russell Construction visited Elements Europe’s manufacturing facility to view the prototype […]

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Manufacture Commences for Phase Two of Middlewood Locks

Elements Europe has started manufacturing nine types of bathroom pod for the final phase of Middlewood Locks. This phase will see 884 bathroom pods manufactured for the PRS scheme being delivered by international contractor BCEGI. The nine types of pods include main bathrooms and en-suites as well as Jack and Jill configurations, all finished to a high standard reflecting the quality of apartments at the development. Elements Europe will deliver […]

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Manufacture Commences for Oxygen Towers

Elements Europe has started the manufacture of 638 bathroom pods for Oxygen Towers in Manchester. A total of 638 bathroom pods of six differing sizes will be manufactured for the 31 storey building, and all pods will be manufactured floorless at the request of the client Russell Construction. Russell Construction recently visited Elements Europe’s manufacturing facility to view its prototype which was met with approval, marking the go ahead to commence […]

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614 Bathroom Pods for Salford Embankment

Elements Europe has won a contract with Robert McAlpine to manufacture and deliver 614 bathroom pods for two blocks of private rented accommodation at Embankment in Salford, being developed by Select Property Group. Seven different types of pods will be manufactured of varying size and specification. Robert McAlpine will shortly visit Elements Europe’s manufacturing facility to approve its prototype. Once this is approved, full manufacture will commence. Six weeks after […]

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Second Phase Win for Dual Hotel Project

Elements Europe has secured a contract to manufacture bathroom pods for Staycity in Manchester’s city centre. 256 bathroom pods will be manufactured for the new Aparthotel which will be located on top of a brand new Motel One hotel in St Peters Square in Manchester. Elements Europe is already manufacturing 288 bathroom pods for the Motel One hotel working with client and main contractor Russell Construction. Staycity will occupy floors nine […]

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SiFi Networks to Build USA’s Largest Privately Funded Open Access FiberCity™

International fiber optic network developer SiFi Networks (SiFi), whose aim is to revolutionize the North American telecoms market, will deliver the USA’s largest privately funded open access FiberCity™ in Fullerton, California. Fullerton is set to become the biggest network of its kind in America and will be funded by the Smart City Infrastructure Fund, a global investment fund managed by Whitehelm Capital and backed by APG, the largest pension delivery […]

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Phase 2 Prototype Approved for Manchester’s Middlewood Locks

Client BCEGI has approved the prototype for phase two of its Middlewood Locks development in Manchester. Elements Europe will manufacture 884 bathroom pods of nine different types. The pods will be installed into four blocks ranging from eight to eleven storeys high and will complete the residential element of the development. Phase one saw Elements Europe manufacture a total of 914 bathroom pods. Once complete Elements Europe will have manufactured […]

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Contract Win for Oxygen Towers, Manchester

Elements Europe has won a contract with Russell Construction to manufacture 604 bathroom pods for Oxygen Towers, a £105 million PRS scheme in Manchester being developed by Property Alliance Group. The impressive three tiered building is in a fantastic location in the emerging Piccadilly Basin a short walk from regenerated Piccadilly and the bohemian Northern Quarter. Elements Europe has been contracted to manufacture and deliver 604 bathroom pods for the […]

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Paddington Masterplan Enters Final Stage

Northern Ireland based developer and contractor McAleer & Rushe has announced that construction is to commence on a new 620 room hotel and hybrid aparthotel development in Paddington, London with a contract value worth c.£82 million. Led by developer Concierge 3, a consortium of BSW Land & Property, StayCity and The Pickstock Group, the scheme is the final stage of the Paddington Basin Masterplan and part of a wider investment […]

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Elements Europe Speaks at Futurebuild

Stuart Marshall, Sales and Development for Elements Europe took to the stage yesterday at Futurebuild 2019, held at ExCeL London. Elements Europe was asked to be part of a masterclass session at the show which was happily accepted. Stuart presented Elements Europe’s volumetric modular accommodation solutions, providing examples of past projects. Rory Bergin from HTA Architects also presented alongside Stuart, architects Element Europe has worked with for a 23 and […]

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Hong Kong Government Delegates Visit Modular Site

Elements Europe welcomed 21 visitors from Hong Kong this week. The visit was prompted by Dr Wei Pan, Executive Director for The Centre of Construction and Infrastructure Development at Hong Kong University who visited Elements Europe’s manufacturing facility in January. Having seen Elements Europe’s capabilities, Dr Wei Pan was keen to return to the UK with other delegates from the Hong Kong Government Housing Division, Airport Authority, Hospital Authority and […]

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Manchester Embraces Modern Methods of Construction

It has been reported that the residential sector continues to drive record levels of real estate development in Manchester for the third year running. According to Deloitte Real Estate’s annual Manchester Crane Survey, 3,345 more units are under construction compared to the same time last year and the projected delivery over the next three years is greater than the total number of residential units delivered between 2007 and 2018. The […]

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Prototype for 21 Storey PRS Tower Approved

The team from Morgan Sindall has visited Elements Europe’s manufacturing site to approve a prototype for its New Bailey PRS development in Manchester. The bathroom pod prototype has been manufactured to the exact specification of the client and features large textured grey tiles, Porcelanosa wall hung WCs and sinks, Hansgrohe brassware and large mirrors. The prototype was also manufactured floorless as will the full order of pods, to enable a […]

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Elements Europe Wins Phase Two Contract with BCEGI

Elements Europe is delighted to have won its second contract with international construction contractor BCEGI to manufacture, deliver and install 884 bathroom pods to Phase two of Middlewood Locks, a £1 billion regeneration mixed use development in Salford. This win follows successful completion of Phase one which saw 914 pods featuring nine bathroom types manufactured for the scheme. “Winning the contract for the second phase of this development is testament […]

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Researchers from Hong Kong Visit Elements Europe

Dr Wei Pan, Executive Director for The Centre of Construction and Infrastructure Development along with two researchers from The University of Hong Kong have visited Elements Europe’s manufacturing facility to gain insight and advice into modular construction. Dr Pan has been tasked by the Hong Kong Government to head up a high rise modular division for the city. The Government has released a policy which states that the city is […]

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Another Contract Win in Manchester’s PRS

Elements Europe will manufacture and deliver 300 bathroom pods for the New Bailey development in Manchester, being developed by Muse Developments part of the Morgan Sindall Group. Five types of bathroom pods will be manufactured for the final phase of the New Bailey scheme named the Slate Yard. The five types will be made up of different sized pods, some with baths others with showers. The spacious pods have been […]

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Highly Commended in the Future City Technology Category

SiFi Networks has been awarded Highly Commended in its nominated category at this year’s BusinessGreen Technology Awards which took place at the May Fair Hotel in London. SiFi Networks was entered into the category of Future City Technology, a competitive category with three other worthy nominees. SiFi Networks entered the category with its Wastewater Fiber technology. This internationally patented solution, provides a compelling alternative to conventional core fiber installation techniques […]

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Prototype Approved for Premier Inn Botley

The team from SDC and Premier Inn has approved the bathroom pod prototype further to visiting Elements Europe’s manufacturing facility. The prototype features bath with shower, back to wall wc, semi recessed sink, large mirror and mosaic tile feature in line with Premier Inn’s latest bathroom design. Now that the prototype has been approved, Elements Europe has started manufacturing the full order of 123 bathroom pods including six DDA compliant […]

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Motel One Approve its Prototype

Elements Europe has welcomed the team from Motel One and Russell Construction this week to view its prototype bathroom pod. The prototype was met with approval by the team and full production will commence in the New Year. 288 Bathroom Pods will be manufactured for the new hotel at Three St Peter Square, working alongside main contractor Russell Construction. The bathroom pods have been designed in line with the high […]

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Elements Europe Presents at Modular Matters

Stuart Marshall took to the stage this week presenting to delegates attending the Modular Matters conference hosted by Explore Offsite. Stuart presented Elements Europe’s modular systems giving examples of its expertise in offering a bespoke modular solution to a wide range of sectors focusing specifically on its residential project at Creekside Wharf in Greenwich. The Modular Matters event brought together leaders in the offsite construction arena to demonstrate the application […]

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John Sisk Approves its Prototypes

Following on from the successful win to supply bathroom pods to John Sisk’s residential tower at Circle Square in Manchester, the team has visited Elements Europe’s manufacturing facility to approve its prototypes. Elements Europe has worked closely with the client to ensure all aesthetic and functional requirements have been met. Two prototypes were manufactured, one featuring a shower and one with shower bath. The pods have been designed to a […]

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Simon Underwood Speaks at Planning For Housing 2018

Elements Europe’s MD Simon Underwood has spoken at Planning for Housing 2018 which took place at the ILEC conference centre in London this week. The conference is the annual national gathering for key players within the public and private sectors to discuss and debate how they can plan for, and deliver, more and better homes. The conference is now in its fifth year and provides thought-leading debates, practitioner-led workshops and […]

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Contract Win for First of its Kind Manchester Development

Elements Europe will again work with Russell Construction to deliver another Motel One in Manchester city centre. This unique development will see two hotels in one 20 storey tower building, a first for the city. Motel One will occupy the first eight floors of the building, with Staycity Aparthotels taking up the remaining floors above. The hotel will replace the 1970’s derelict Peterloo House, marking the last phase of St […]

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Elements Europe’s Output Hits 15,000

Elements Europe’s most recent project has marked a significant milestone for the company. The total output of modules and pods has now reached the 15,000 mark and is climbing week by week. “We are seeing a record number of enquiries coming into the business from contractors and developers. This certainly reflects the validity that now surrounds offsite construction and how the construction industry is seeing modular as the answer to […]

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Elements Europe Wins 16th Premier Inn Contract

Elements Europe has successfully won a contract with SDC Construction to manufacture, deliver and install 123 bathroom pods to a brand new Premier Inn in Botley, on the outskirts of Oxford. Elements Europe will manufacture all pods to the latest Premier Inn specification. 16 of the 123 bathroom pods will be manufactured to be DDA compliant. Elements Europe has a long history of providing a modular solution to the Premier […]

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Elements Europe Wins Phase Two of Lincoln Student Scheme

Following the successfully delivery of Phase 1, Elements Europe has been awarded a second contract by joint venture partners Richardson and Jackson & Jackson Developments. A further 332 bathroom pods will be manufactured for Viking House student accommodation in Lincoln. Earlier this year Elements Europe manufactured 158 bathroom pods for phase 1, bringing the total number of pods in this scheme to 490. Phase one saw the client approach Elements […]

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Saratoga Springs, NY to Become a SiFi Networks’ FiberCity™

The city of Saratoga Springs, NY has unanimously voted SiFi Networks as the preferred supplier of a fiber optic network in the city. The city has been discussing its technical infrastructure for many years, and now plans are in motion and it can look forward to superfast speeds that will offer a sustainable technological future for the community and its businesses. SiFi Networks will deploy its FOCUS™ system which consists […]

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SiFi Networks Awarded RFP in Salem, MA

The city of Salem, MA has awarded SiFi Networks a contract to design and build a fiber optic network that will deliver next generation services and Gigabit internet to the city. Salem has been keen to bring superfast internet to the city for some time, and following the city’s request for proposals, SiFi Networks gladly submitted theirs along with other developers. Following a period of review the city unanimously voted […]

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East Hartford to Become a FiberCity™

East Hartford has entered into an agreement with SiFi Networks to deliver a fiber optic network to the town, the first of its kind in New England. East Hartford wants to become a world leading gigabit capable network, SiFi Networks privately funds and builds citywide fiber optic networks to enable service providers to bring the fastest and most reliable services to the community. The infrastructure will first prioritize commercial corridors […]

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1206 Bathroom Pods for Manchester’s Circle Square

Elements Europe has secured a contract with John Sisk to deliver bathroom pods to a residential development at Circle Square, Manchester’s newest neighbourhood. Circle Square is being developed by Bruntwood and Select Property Group, and is located on Oxford Road on the site of the former BBC building in Manchester City Centre. Two prototypes have been designed and manufactured by Elements Europe ready for approval by the client. Once approved […]

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Elements Europe Wins £30m Deal for UK’s Tallest Residential Tower

Pocket Living has appointed Elements Europe to deliver a modular solution to a 21 storey residential tower. The £30m development is set to be one of the UK’s tallest modular residential builds. Addiscombe Grove is a 100% affordable housing scheme delivered by London’s fastest growing affordable housing developer Pocket Living. Elements Europe will manufacture, deliver and install 300 modules to the scheme which make up 153 new affordable homes, positioning […]

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Offsite Manufacture for Construction: Building for Change

This month has seen Parliament release its second report on the UK construction sector, Offsite Manufacture for Construction: Building for change. The Government’s enquiry into the UK construction sector was prompted in 2016 by the Farmer Review, Modernise or Die, a powerful paper which has been quoted continuously since its publication. Initial findings in response to The Farmer Review was the identification of a range of issues in the construction […]

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Elements Europe Re-launches Revolutionary Co-pod

With the increased need for more housing provision in the UK, Elements Europe has responded to market demand by relaunching its Co-pod product, a revolutionary system which is the epitome of offsite construction. Co-pod is a unique modular system containing all of the essential service elements required in modern housing. It can provide kitchen, shower, utility area, stairs, storage, power, lighting, ventilation, heating, heat recovery and communications within a single […]

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Elements Europe Speaks at Build Off-Site Residential Event

Elements Europe was invited to speak at a Build Off-Site Residential Hub event last week in Liverpool. Build Off-Site hosts a huge number of events throughout the year and when asked to assist in delivering rich content for their latest event Elements Europe proudly accepted the invitation. Stuart Marshall, Sales and Development for Elements Europe spoke at the event which brought together Build Off-Site members to discuss using off-site manufactured […]

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Elements Europe Exhibits and Presents at CIH Show 2018

Elements Europe has exhibited and spoken at this year’s CIH Show in Manchester. The Show brings together a diverse audience of sector professionals and partners over three days to celebrate excellence, share ideas, best practice and innovative solutions to the residential sector. Special guest speakers and insightful interviews from housing experts and influential business leaders made for an excellent show. Representatives from Elements Europe presented its Co-pod modular unit at […]

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Manufacturing Commences for Lincoln Student Accommodation

Manufacturing of 158 bathroom pods has commenced for a student accommodation scheme in Lincoln. Elements Europe’s team have worked closely with the client and the university of Lincoln to bring this project to fruition in a short time period. The scheme which, will see the refurbishment of the existing building for joint venture partners Richardson and Jackson & Jackson Developments, will receive delivery of the first bathroom pod one week […]

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SiFi Networks’ CEO to Present at Fiber Connect

Ben Bawtree-Jobson will be presenting on the finance panel at Fiber Connect in Nashville on the 5th June. The conference which is hosted at the Gaylord Opryland, will see industry leaders come together to discuss a variety of topics and to form strategic partnerships. Bawtree-Jobson will present on the Funding Fiber Panel which will discuss how fiber deployments can be financed. “Fiber deployment is increasing rapidly and a crucial component […]

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Elements Europe Holds Apprenticeship Recruitment Day

After the success of last year’s apprenticeship recruitment day Elements Europe has held another event at its facility this week. A total of 40 potential apprentices attended the assessment day during which the candidates learnt about the company with a presentation and a tour of the manufacturing facility this was followed by a team building exercise and a short interview. The apprenticeship is a Manufacturing Operations NVQ that will give […]

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Elements Europe Speaks at Ecobuild

Elements Europe was invited to take part in this year’s Ecobuild by contributing to its volumetric modular seminar session. Kevin Arthur Director of Elements Europe spoke alongside representatives from Pocket Living and Vision Modular in Explore Offsite’s dedicated seminar theatre. Kevin presented Elements Europe’s latest activity in the market. He detailed current project’s objectives and how Elements Europe is delivering these as a modular solution to clients across multiple sectors. Following […]

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Elements Europe Addresses Construction Skill Requirements

Elements Europe has continued its employer partnership with Telford College last week. Representatives from the HR department attended a Skills Huddle, held by the College to discuss, along with other employer partners, its thoughts on current local construction skills and the future training needs for the business. The nationwide skills shortage within the construction industry has long been a topic of conversation, especially since Brexit. Telford College is addressing this […]

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Elements Europe speaks at RICS’ Event 

Kevin Arthur, Director at Elements Europe has spoken at a  RICS’ CPD Foundation seminar in Birmingham.    Kevin was invited to deliver a seminar on Offsite Sustainable Construction, addressing best practice, emerging trends and key considerations for the industry.    The seminar formed part of RICS’ CPD Foundation programme of events offering  RICS’ members a variety of interesting topics from key industry speakers across numerous UK locations.?    Kevin drew upon Elements Europe’s 12 years of experience in […]

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Elements Europe Supports Local College with Construction Course

Elements Europe will be supporting a local college to run a short construction course in February. Telford College will be offering over 19-year olds the opportunity to get into the construction industry or return to it with a short course which allows students to complete three certifications. Students will gain certificates in construction skills, personal development for employability and lean organisation techniques. In order for Telford College to run the […]

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Another Residential Bathroom Pod Contract Won in Manchester

Elements Europe has won a contract with Mount Anvil to deliver a bathroom pod solution for the residential element of the £250 million mixed use development in the heart of Manchester’s city centre, called The Kampus. Mount Anvil are the contractor working on behalf of JV developers Capital and Centric and Henry Boot Developments. Elements Europe will manufacture, deliver and final position 589 bathroom pods to Phase 1 of the […]

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Elements Europe Complete Phase 1 of Middlewood Locks

Elements Europe has successfully manufactured, delivered and installed 914 bathroom pods to phase 1 of BCEGI’s Middlewood Locks residential development in Salford. BCEGI approached Elements Europe to deliver the bathroom pods for its client Scarborough Group. “We have found the level of service that they have provided to be exemplary. Despite the challenging programme, Elements Europe have hit all delivery targets without sacrificing quality.” Commented Aaron Adams, Head of Construction […]

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Elements Europe Invests in Life Saving Equipment

Elements Europe is delighted to announce that a Defibrillator is now installed at its manufacturing facility in the West Midlands. A defibrillator is a device that gives a high energy electric shock to the heart through the chest wall to someone who is in cardiac arrest. It is not only an important step in providing CPR but also provides instructions as to when or if the patient needs a shock. Juliet Powell, […]

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Offsite Construction Highlighted in Letter to Chancellor

The past two years has seen many industry experts championing offsite construction as the UK housing crisis has become a hot topic, prompting reports and recommendations of how this can be fixed. Many have stepped forward to convey their opinion, however offsite construction is yet to gain significant recognition or backing from central government. This week, ahead of the Chancellor’s budget on Wednesday, members of the London Assembly have issued […]

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Reported Highest Value Project

Jefferson Sheard Architects has published its annual 16/17 report which reflects on the past 12 months progression in sectors such as student accommodation and the public sector, as well as highlighting key projects of significance. A key project featured in the report is The Pickstock Group’s Colchester student accommodation scheme and it is also the highest value project of those listed. The £36 million Colchester student accommodation scheme developed at […]

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Elements Europe to Speak at the UK Residential Summit

Elements Europe has been invited to be one of the guest speakers at this year’s annual EG UK Residential Summit. The event which takes place on the 16th November at Birmingham Town Hall, brings together leading residential experts to debate and analyse how the industry needs to work together to meet ambitious UK residential goals. Simon Underwood, Managing Director at Elements Europe will speak at 10:40am alongside other leading residential […]

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Elements Europe Supports Local College

Elements Europe HR team went to support the merge of two local colleges this week. Telford College and New College held an event to launch its merge and in doing so invited along Elements Europe to help support in assisting prospective students to understand the expectations of employers as they chose an appropriate course to start their career. “As a local employer we were delighted to be invited along to […]

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Exhibiting & Speaking at Off-Site Construction Show

Elements Europe will be exhibiting and speaking at the Off-Site Construction Show at Excel in London from the 11th to 12th October. Kevin Arthur, Director at Elements Europe will join three other representatives from construction and off-site organisations to speak on a panel about the delivery of quality off-site educational buildings in one of the seminars taking place between 2.15pm and 3.15pm on the 12th October. The show will bring […]

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New Apprenticeship Scheme Starts at Elements Europe

Elements Europe has held its first apprenticeship assessment day at its manufacturing facility in Telford. Elements Europe is set to invite a total of 100 potential apprentices to one of its assessment days over the next month. The day entails a presentation giving an introduction to the company, a tour of the manufacturing facility, a team building exercise and a short interview. The apprenticeship is a Manufacturing Operations NVQ that […]

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Cambridge University Off-Site Manufacturing Workshop

Elements Europe has participated in a Construction as Manufacturing Workshop hosted by the University of Cambridge at the Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction. Alongside Professor Duncan McFarlane from the University of Cambridge and Joe Thornton of Cast, Kevin Arthur Director at Elements Europe headed up a session on off-site manufacturing. Kevin addressed the challenges volumetric production faces. Kevin talked about planning, funding, warrantee and design coordination attributed to […]

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Elements Europe to debate Brexit at UK Construction Week

Elements Europe has been invited to take part in one of the Main Stage debate panels that will take place during Construction Week at the NEC in October. Simon Underwood, Managing Director at Elements Europe will appear on stage alongside other panellists to debate the topical subject of Brexit and its foreseeable impact on the construction industry. The debate will take place on the main stage on Thursday 12th October […]

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Elements Europe Manufactures Modular Tool Store

Elements Europe has manufactured a modular Tool Store for its Creekside Wharf residential development in Greenwich. The Tool Store will be moved by crane, up each floor with the install of modules so that the team have all the tools, fixing, and joining materials they need for the modules. For the team it means they won’t have to carry tools up the tower block and will therefore gain greater efficiencies. […]

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Bathroom Pod Prototype Gets Approval

Elements Europe’s latest client The Collective has visited its manufacturing facility in the West Midlands to view a Bathroom Pod prototype for its East London PRS development at Baltimore Wharf, in the Isle of Dogs, East London. Elements Europe’s design team worked closely with procurement to source products that would meet the aesthetic vision of the client and enable them to manufacture a prototype for approval. The Collective were pleased […]

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Client Visit for Social Housing Development

Elements Europe has welcomed Hill Bespoke Living, Clarion Housing Group & Calford to its manufacturing facility. The purpose of the visit was to view a prototype for its modular residential development at Orchard Village in Rainham, Essex. Orchard Village, formerly known as the Mardyke Estate, is a housing development currently comprising of buy to let and rented units. It has undergone significant redevelopment as part of the Thames Gateway redevelopment zone. […]

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596 Bathroom Pods for £142 million London PRS Scheme

Elements Europe has secured a contract with client The Collective to deliver 596 Bathroom Pods to a PRS scheme in Baltimore Wharf, in the Isle of Dogs, East London. Elements Europe’s design team will work closely with its client to produce a prototype to be viewed and approved prior to the full order going into manufacture at its production facility in the West Midlands. Bathroom Pods will be delivered to site […]

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Another Modular Premier Inn to Open its Doors

A Premier Inn hotel on Berkeley Homes’ Royal Arsenal development in Woolwich has now been handed over to Premier Inn ready to open its doors. Elements Europe manufactured 120 Room Modules to the strict specification of Premier Inn’s ID4 design specification. Once manufactured the modules were delivered to site by Elements Europe’s haulage team under the programme set by the main contractor so to ensure modules arrived in time to […]

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Delivering up to 49 Bathroom Pods Per Week

Elements Europe is currently delivering up to 49 Bathroom Pods each week to a residential development in Salford. The £700 million scheme being developed by Scarborough Group, is a vast 24 acre mixed use site with a total of 2,000 new homes and over 750,000 sqft of commercial development such as offices, restaurants, gyms and convenience stores. All of Phase 1 will feature Elements Europe’s Bathroom Pod system. In total […]

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Elements Europe Hosts CIOB Event in Greenwich

Elements Europe has hosted an open evening for the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) at Essential Living’s Creekside Wharf residential development in Greenwich. Now part way through the install of Room Modules, the CIOB approached Elements Europe proposing an event for its members. Places were filled within days of promoting the event which saw 20 guests tour the site with Elements Europe’s Managing Director Simon Underwood and team. Lee Yeates, […]

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Doors Open at Manchester’s Motel One

Motel One has launched its second hotel in the city, a development Elements Europe manufactured luxury Bathroom Pods for. Elements Europe was awarded a contract by Russells Construction the main contractor, to manufacture and deliver 279 Bathroom Pods for the hotel which included 261 en-suite Bathroom Pods and 18 disabled access Bathroom Pods. Known for its high end interior Motel One worked closely with Elements Europe to ensure the Bathroom […]

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Bathroom Pod Install Complete at Plymouth Student Scheme

Pickstock Construction has completed install of all 60 Bathroom Pods into Block B at Crescent Point Student Accommodation scheme in Plymouth. The shape of Block B dictated that it was to be built traditionally with a concrete frame. Elements Europe’s Bathroom Pod solution was identified as a means to offer a modular solution thus speeding up the construction time on this block. A Canti Deck system was utilised to place […]

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Launch of Apprenticeship Scheme

Elements Europe is preparing for a recruitment drive of apprentices. The Human Resource Department has received over 200 applications for its apprenticeship programme at its production facility in Telford. The apprenticeship scheme is a 1-2 year NVQ programme and covers all trades throughout the business including welders, painters, electricians, plumbers and tilers to name a few. The HR department will whittle down the 200 plus applications to 100 and invite […]

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Rapid Install of Room Modules at One of the UK’s First Modular Private Rented Schemes

Elements Europe is installing one floor of completed Room Modules per week at one of the UK’s first modular private rented schemes, Creekside Wharf in Greenwich. Elements Europe are manufacturing and delivering 249 apartments to one of the UK’s tallest modular buildings. Essential Living appointed Elements Europe as the modular manufacturer for the two towered 23 and 12 storey residential development in the heart of London. The apartment types, of […]

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SiFi Networks’ CEO Delivers Presentation at Mountain Connect

Ben Bawtree-Jobson today delivered a presentation on the three ways to access the three layered model at Mountain Connect in Colorado.   Bawtree-Jobson discussed live examples of projects in development, the issues and the solutions found to getting these projects to a financial close and the role that the public sector can play in making FTTP a reality.   SiFi Networks’ alternative financial models to achieving world leading infrastructure was […]

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Apart-Hotel, Hammersmith Complete

Elements Europe has completed an 89 bedroom Apart Hotel in Hammersmith. Delivered as a turnkey solution, Elements Europe acted as the main contractor and off-site manufacturer for the scheme. The Room Modules were designed to a high specification of fixtures and fittings with a luxury look and feel. Each offer a comfortable and functional space with en-suite bathroom, sleeping area as well as desk space. Elements Europe also manufactured DDA […]

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Faster, Smarter, More Efficient: Building Skills for Offsite Construction

CITB, has released a research report on offsite construction that details how the adoption of off-site is changing the skills and training landscape for construction. The report details the drivers and barriers of growth and what the future demand for offsite is compared to industry expectations. It identifies the different job functions required for successful implementation of offsite and highlights gaps in training provisions. The report states that offsite construction […]

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Bathroom Pod Install Commences at Plymouth

The installation of 60 Bathroom Pods will commence this week at the student accommodation scheme, Crescent Point, in Plymouth. The state of the art accommodation which is being built by Pickstock Construction utilising Elements Europe’s modular solutions is on schedule to open in time for the September intake of students. Bathroom Pods will be installed into Block B which is a ten storey building, using a cantideck system. This method […]

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Pickstock Homes releases details of Phase 2 Manor Fields

Pickstock Homes has released details of Phase 2, Manor Fields, a collection of 19 high-specification properties in the popular Wrexham Road development in Whitchurch. Whitchurch is a thriving market town in the heart of the Shropshire countryside, with great local schools, plenty of retail and leisure activities on offer and excellent transport links to Shrewsbury, Chester and beyond. Phase 2 includes six 3-bedroom semi-detached homes, six 3-bedroom detached home and […]

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Bathroom Pod Install Starts for BCEGI

Elements Europe has started delivery of Bathroom Pods to BCEGI’s Salford regeneration development. Elements Europe has manufactured 911 Bathroom Pods to Phase 1 of the £700 million scheme in Salford, working on behalf of developer Scarborough Developments. Elements Europe worked closely with its client and also WCEC Architects to design and manufacture 9 different types of Bathroom Pod for 6 apartment blocks at the scheme. Elements Europe’s haulage team are […]

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