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YouTube Launches TV Subscription Service

YouTube has launched a live TV subscription service which will cost the customer just $35 per month. The TV service which will rival US cable networks, will feature more than 40 channels including ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and ESPN. YouTube isn’t the only company to offer TV channels over the internet. There are other companies offering the same service such as Sling, Hulu and Playstation View. “We expect to see […]

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Elements Europe to Attend Apprenticeship Show

Elements Europe will be exhibiting at the hugely successful Apprenticeship Show on Thursday 16th March. The show which will be held at the Telford International Centre will showcase a range of career and training opportunities available across Telford and the wider West Midlands. Members of Elements Europe’s HR team will be on hand to demonstrate the array of apprenticeships available at their 200,000 sqft manufacturing facility in Telford. “We have […]

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Plymouth Student Scheme Update

Plymouth student accommodation scheme is taking shape with just 90 Room Modules left to be installed. Elements Europe’s haulage team are now delivering 12 modules per day from its manufacturing facility in Telford. These are then installed by the professional on-site installation team. Dave Malkin, Site Manager commented “We are really pleased with progress. We have now increased the programme from 8 to 12 installs per day due to lighter evenings.” […]

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Leading Industry Representatives Visit Elements Europe

A group of leading industry representatives visited Elements Europe’s manufacturing facility in Telford. Over the course of two days representatives from JLL, Barratt Homes, Minerva Smart Cities, Enfield Borough Council, Tudor Blakeway, Cast Consultancy and Mark Farmer, author of the Construction Leadership Council’s Farmer Review “Modernise or die” discussed how Elements Europe and offsite construction can support accelerated housing delivery. Comparisons between offsite and onsite productivity were made closely examining […]

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Elements Europe Features in Government’s White Paper

The Government has this week issued a white paper that sets out how it intends to boost the UK’s housing supply and create a more efficient market that meets the needs and aspirations of all householders which will support the wider economic prosperity. Essential Living’s residential project in Greenwich which Elements Europe is delivering 249 modular apartments has been featured in the white paper underpinning its support for modular construction […]

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Elements Europe Discuss Off-Site Construction with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Kate Pickstock and Simon Underwood from Elements Europe joined industry representatives from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to discuss how off-site construction can improve the UK’s Productivity. The government is committed to improving productivity and Elements Europe is well positioned to help achieve it. Discussions included how the government’s housing strategy is looking at ways of promoting off-site construction through policies, funds and grants in areas […]

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Elements Europe Receive FORS Accreditation

Elements Europe has been accredited to be a member of the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS). FORS is a voluntary accreditation scheme that promotes best practice for commercial vehicle operators. With over 4,250 members, FORS is gaining recognition as the transport industry’s go-to accreditation scheme. FORS encompasses all aspects of safety, efficiency, and environmental protection by encouraging and training fleet operators to measure, monitor and improve performance. FORS provides accreditation […]

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First Modules Arrive in Plymouth

Elements Europe has commenced delivery of Room Modules to a student accommodation scheme in Plymouth’s City centre. The main contractor on-site is sister company Pickstock Construction, specialists in the development of modular buildings. The site will provide Plymouth students with state of the art accommodation comprising of two tower blocks one standing at 13 storeys and the other at 10. Elements Europe will manufacture 348 student Room Modules which will […]

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Essential Living Sign Off Prototype

Elements Europe has welcomed Essential Living to its Production Facility in Telford to showcase the prototype for its Creekside Wharf development. The prototype, which has been completed only six months after the basement excavation commenced, has been manufactured  for the 249 home build to rent scheme in Greenwich. Production will commence on all Modules at the beginning of February, with the haulage team scheduled to make its first delivery and […]

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911 Bathroom Pods for BCEGI’s Middlewood Locks

Elements Europe has won a contract with BCEGI to deliver 911 Bathroom Pods to Middlewood Locks, a brand new and exciting £700 million development in Salford, Manchester. The development will see a new residential and commercial neighbourhood spanning 24 acres, created just a few miles from Manchester’s city centre. The regeneration scheme will comprise of 750,000 sq ft of space for commercial and mixed use enterprise as well as 2,000 […]

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Planning Approved for Premier Inn Extension

J-Ross Developments has successfully secured planning consent for an extension to Oswestry’s Premier Inn hotel at Oswestry Gateway. Shropshire County Council has approved plans for an addition 39 hotel rooms as well as 55 additional car parking spaces. Oswestry Premier Inn was highlighted in Whitbread PLC’S growth plans as one of its hotels that requires additional accommodation. Earlier this year J-Ross Developments submitted a planning application to Shropshire County Council, […]

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Plymouth Student Scheme Update

Pickstock Construction is a building contractor who specialise in modular buildings. Its site in Plymouth is progressing well as it prepares for the installation of Elements Europe’s Room Modules in January. The transfer slab is now in place and the scaffolding is being erected so that the install team can safely assist in guiding the modules into place. A slip form machine, which has been assembling the lift and stair cores […]

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World’s Tallest Crane Ready for Install

One of the world’s tallest freestanding tower cranes will soon commence install of Elements Europe’s Room Modules at a residential development in Greenwich. At its highest point the crane, which is the first in the world from Jaso is 98m tall and capable of lifting 24T. The crane will install all 653 modules which make up some of the 249 one and two bed apartments. Each apartment will be made up of […]

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Planning Consent Approved for South Woodham Ferrers

Kensington & Edinburgh Estates has successfully secured planning consent from Chelmsford City Council for a mixed use development in South Woodham Ferrers. The site has been approved for a Sainsbury’s food store and new health centre to serve the local community. The food store will span 45,000 sqft and will include a café, in store bakery and petrol station. It is said that the new store will bring 320 jobs […]

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Overcoming the UK Housing Shortage with Modular Construction

Modular construction has seen a real surge of interest in 2016. As a modular manufacturer we are well aware of the benefits of modular construction, however this is still something which has taken and will continue to take time for people to realise its potential. The UK housing shortage and how modular construction can assist has certainly been a serious talking point this year. Education is a major factor in […]

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Modular Construction at Explore Offsite Futures

Kevin Arthur, Director at Elements Europe spoke at Explore Offsite Futures this week. Held at the NEC in Birmingham the conference and exhibition creates a platform for construction clients and their professional advisers to explore the latest in off-site construction solutions, providing dynamic and interactive learning experiences. Kevin spoke on behalf of Elements Europe in a soapbox session alongside others from the off-site arena. Kevin highlighted Elements Europe‘s capabilities and how […]

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Winter Evenings are Bright at Elements Europe

As the country gets used to the change in daylight hours lobbyists continue to remind policymakers of the effects fewer daylight hours bring to the UK. Increased energy bills, reduced hours of trade with Central Europe, increased road traffic accidents and personal safety, increased crime, as well as a reduced number of tourists having an impact on the UK’s economy. These are just some of the areas where the UK […]

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Work begins on site for Pickstock Partnerships in Llanymynech

Pickstock Partnerships has commenced works on its site in Llanymynech. The development, which is being constructed on behalf of Shropshire Rural Housing Association (SRHA), consists of just six properties, built on the land to the rear of the former Lion Hotel in the centre of the village. The development is supported by the Community Led Development Programme, which involves working closely with the parish council to ensure local needs are […]

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Bathroom Pod Install Complete in South Bromley

Elements Europe has completed installation at a new Premier Inn development in South Bromley. 131 Bathroom Pods were manufactured, delivered and installed with Elements Europe working in conjunction with main contractor McLaren Construction, ensuring each delivery arrived just in time for installation around its major works. Bathroom Pods were manufactured in line with Premier Inn’s current bathroom specification, ID4, a design style Elements Europe has manufactured to for a number […]

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SiFi Networks Opens West Coast Office

SiFi Networks has opened a new office on the West Coast. The fiber optic network developer who already has an East Coast office in New Jersey has expanded to the West Coast opening a new office near to Los Angeles. “We are very excited to open a West Coast office. We have projects in California as well as in other neighboring states so having an office here will enable us […]

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First Modular School Building Complete

Elements Europe has delivered its first modular school. Executed as a turnkey solution, the children of St Aidan’s Primary Catholic School in Illford, Essex are now enjoying their first term in their brand new facilities. Elements Europe’s on-site construction team firstly managed the demolition of the existing classroom block, laid foundations in which the modular classrooms would be placed upon, manufactured, delivered and installed the classroom modules, and went on […]

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Room Module Installation Complete at Apart-Hotel

Elements Europe has completed installation of all Room Modules to its Apart-Hotel development in Hammersmith. The project which has been undertaken as a turnkey solution by Elements Europe has seen 89 Room Modules manufactured, delivered and installed into the brand new development. The 89 hotel style bedrooms were designed in line with the client’s specifications. Each feature a sleeping area, large desk to allow visitors to work comfortably, fitted wardrobes […]

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Simon Underwood Presents at Offsite Show

Elements Europe’s Managing Director, Simon Underwood will be one of the guest speakers in a seminar session at this year’s Offsite Construction Show. The show is to be held on the 12th and 13th October at London’s Excel and will play host to a number of exhibitors and visitors from the offsite arena. When asked to speak by the organisers Build Offsite, Simon willingly accepted the invitation to talk about […]

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Bathroom Pod Win with Motel One

Elements Europe has again secured a contract with Motel One to deliver Bathroom Pods for another of its brand new hotels. Elements Europe will manufacture and deliver 350 Bathroom Pods as well as 24 disabled access Bathroom Pods to its latest hotel development in Glasgow’s city centre. Manufacture has recently commenced in the factory and Bathroom Pods have already started to be delivered to site. Its aesthetics is what sets […]

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Coventry Student Accommodation Scheme Complete

Pickstock Construction has completed work on a 114 bedroom student accommodation scheme in Coventry, in time to welcome September’s new intake of students. The development which is an extension to Sherbourne House’s current student accommodation has seen Pickstock Construction act as the main contractor. Pickstock Construction called upon sister company Elements Europe to supply a modular solution to the scheme. Elements Europe manufactured all Room Modules to a strict specification. […]

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Bathroom Pod Install Completed for Premier Inn Leeds

Elements Europe has completed delivery and installation of Bathroom Pods to a brand new Premier Inn in Leeds city centre. The new 8 storey hotel is located in the west end of the city and is a part of the Whitehall Riverside scheme that forms part of Leeds City Council’s regeneration plan for the area. Elements Europe worked closely with the main contractor GMI Construction to ensure Bathroom Pods arrived […]

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Elements Europe Take Part in Berkeley Homes Charity Football Tournament

Berkeley Homes East Thames raised £45,000 for Demelza children’s hospice on Friday 9 September when it hosted its annual five-a-side football competition. Elements Europe was just one of the 34 contractors that entered a team for the tournament which took place at the Powerleague Venue, overlooked by the iconic Wembley Stadium.  Lee Marley, based in Maidenhead, went on to win the cup by beating Copley Ceramics in a thrilling penalty […]

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Countrywide & OK Diner Coming to Oswestry Gateway Development

J-Ross Developments has started building out two plots for Countrywide Stores and OK Diner at its Oswestry Gateway Development. Oswestry Gateway is already home to a Premier Inn, Table Table Restaurant, Starbucks and KFC. The two new occupiers will further enhance the profile of the scheme and will complement the existing uses and operations on site. J-Ross Developments is also on site with OK Diner, an American themed restaurant, which […]

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Completion of Smithfield Road Development Site

J-Ross Developments has worked with Aldi to successfully deliver the final part of the Smithfield Road development site in Welshpool. Detailed planning permission was secured for a new Aldi store earlier this year which benefited from its own dedicated service yard and customer car park, which will bring back into economic use this important town centre site. The site forms part of the larger redevelopment carried out by J-Ross Developments, which included […]

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Why Modular is the Way Forward

Many Brits will still be basking in Olympic glory, the flurry of gold, silver and bronze a welcome boost for the country. As the citizens of Rio will no doubt attest, organising massive projects like an Olympic games force us to think outside the box on how we deal with having that many people in one city for a fortnight. Four years ago, when the games were on home turf, […]

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Shortlisted for Construction Enquirer Award

Elements Europe is delighted to be shortlisted in the Construction Enquirer Awards, going up against 9 others in a bid to win Best Specialist Contractor to Work For (£5m to £25m). The winners of the 12 categories will be announced at an awards evening to be held during UK Construction Week on the 18th October. Kevin Arthur, Director at Elements Europe commented “We are delighted to be shortlisted for this […]

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23 Storey Modular Residential Scheme in Greenwich

Essential Living, a developer and operator of homes for rent, has called upon Elements Europe to provide a modular solution for its award-winning Creekside Wharf scheme in Greenwich. Elements Europe will manufacture and deliver 653 modules to the site in London at a rate of 20 a week from February 2017. Essential Living has already started on site. Elements Europe’s modules will be installed around the scheme’s concrete core. Elements Europe’s […]

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Shortlisted for Two Industry Awards

Elements Europe has been shortlisted in the Offsite Awards for Best Use of Volumetric Technology and Best Use of MEP. The awards are being hosted by Offsite Magazine, a Radar Communications publication, who has seen a huge amount of entries to all 11 categories that encompass all off-site aspects. Elements Europe submitted a detailed focus report for each entry on a project that was appropriate for the specific category. Both […]

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First Bathroom Pods Delivered to South Bromley

Elements Europe is delivering its modular accommodation solution to another Premier Inn. The first Bathroom Pods left the factory this week bound for South London. The hotel is being constructed by McLaren Construction and is part of the Bromley South Central Regeneration Scheme, a scheme which will see £90 million invested in the area to provide a mixed use scheme including restaurant, retail and residential accommodation. The hotel development will see […]

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Elements Europe gets the Green Light to build up to 24 Storeys in Modular

Elements Europe has secured BOPAS accreditation to build up to 24 storeys with its modular solutions. BOPAS provides assurance to the lending community that innovatively constructed properties against which they may be lending, will deliver consistent performance over a determined durability of 60 years. Over the past 11 years Elements Europe has delivered over 10,000 units of offsite accommodation to a wide variety of sectors including, student accommodation and hotels. […]

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Elements Europe Hosts Family Fun Day

Elements Europe hosted a family fun day for all members of staff and their families last Saturday. The event which was held within the grounds of the manufacturing plant in Telford featured a children’s play area and a BBQ. Families were also invited to take a tour of the factory allowing them insight into modular manufacturing. “The event was really well attended and everyone enjoyed themselves. It was an opportunity […]

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Elements Europe Assists Cambridge University in Industrial Review

Elements Europe hosted a group visit from the University of Cambridge as part of an Industrial Review into the sector which the University and their partners are calling ‘Construction as Manufacturing (CaM)’. The industrial review is aimed at exploring current practice, challenges and issues of CaM, which includes off-site production, upstream/downstream logistics, design for production and construction, and on-site production. Elements Europe has been selected together with a number of international and […]

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Royal Arsenal Hotel Receives its First Modules

Elements Europe has manufactured 120 Room Modules for Berkeley Homes, and delivery has started to their destination in East London. The Royal Arsenal Hotel is a Premier Inn hotel development within Berkeley Homes’ Riverside project in Woolwich. Berkeley Homes selected Elements Europe to deliver an off-site solution to the scheme so to bring an expedited programme of works to this part of its development. The Room Modules have been designed and […]

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Pickstock Construction Start On-Site in Plymouth

Its full steam ahead in Plymouth for Pickstock Construction, with construction having commenced on a brand new student accommodation scheme in the city centre. Previously, the land was home to redundant and unattractive garages.  Pickstock Construction will build two blocks of student accommodation on the land, the first, 13 storeys high and the second, 10 storeys high. The buildings will enhance Plymouth’s skyline and meet a much needed demand for […]

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Performance Beyond Compliance Awarded from the CCS

Elements Europe have gratefully received a Performance Beyond Compliance certificate from the Considerate Contractors Scheme (CCS). The certificate has been issued following a visit by the CCS to Elements Europe’s site at St Aidan’s Primary Catholic Academy in Illford, Essex. The site was deemed as “Very Good” and “Excellent” across 5 key areas; appearance, community, environment, safety and workforce. A vast amount of work has been carried out in term […]

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Hammersmith Apart-Hotel Receive Delivery of First Module

Installation has commenced at Elements Europe’s Apart-Hotel project in Hammersmith with the first of 89 Room Modules arriving on-site. Elements Europe who is the main contractor has excavated and constructed a basement which included new piling and the laying of a raft foundation. The modules will now be installed onto the foundation with modules being stacked to 6 storeys by crane. Elements Europe’s haulage team will deliver modules to site […]

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Install Complete at Wokefield Park

Elements Europe has completed installation of all modules to Principal Hayley’s Wokefield Park hotel. In total Elements Europe manufactured 95 Room Modules as well as corridor cassettes, plant, linen, cleaning rooms and an IT room. The total number of modules came to 117. The final module installed was the link module enabling access from the existing part of the hotel to the new building. Elements Europe has worked alongside the […]

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Berkeley Homes Choose Elements Europe to Complete Premier Inn Woolwich

Elements Europe has again been selected by Berkeley Homes as its modular solution specialist. The project will see the delivery of 120 bedrooms to Premier Inn’s latest ID4 standard. Residing on Beresford Street, the major route through Woolwich, Elements Europe and Berkeley Homes will now work in collaboration to complete the construction of the 6 storey building. The site is part of Berkeley Homes’ Royal Arsenal Riverside project, which has […]

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LSF for London Residential Developments

Elements Europe has designed, manufactured and delivered its Light Steel Frame (LSF) system to two London residential developments. Prime City Developments approached Element’s Europe to supply Light Steel Frame in stick format to a development of 35 residential apartments in Grays, Essex and 19 luxury apartments in Tyssen Street, North London. The two developments have a concrete structure formed by the main contractor. Using the light steel frame sticks, the […]

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Temporary Accommodation Modules Get a Revamp

Modular units that were used to house the army during the Olympic Games in 2012 are now being reused to provide temporary accommodation for construction workers. The modules which comprised of two separate sleeping areas featured 8 single beds and 4 bathrooms with toilets and showers. The units have been back into the Elements Europe factory to be altered so to accommodate construction workers in Scotland. One of the bathrooms […]

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Exclusive new development comes to Baschurch

Work begins on site at The Paddocks, an exclusive new development in the popular village of Baschurch, Shropshire. The Paddocks is a collection of 3, 4 and 5 bedroom family homes with large gardens, tucked away in a private location on the edge of the village. Built on the former Prescott Stables site, the focal point of The Paddocks is the village green with estate iron railings and large nature pond in a […]

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SiFi Networks Exhibits at FTTH Connect in Nashville

SiFi Networks has exhibited at the FTTH Connect Show, hosted by the FttH Council in Nashville, Tennessee. Leaders and industry experts came together over three days to research the very latest FTTH products and solutions, something the show had in abundance with the 120 exhibitors that attended. SiFi Networks was among these exhibitors, showcasing its FiberCity™ solution with key members of SiFi Networks’ team on hand to talk to visitors. […]

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Elements Europe Complete 12th Premier Inn Install

Elements Europe has completed the install of 131 Bathroom Pods at what will be Slough’s new Premier Inn hotel. This is the 12th Premier Inn Elements Europe can add to its portfolio, with the 13th now in manufacture for a new Premier Inn in South Bromley. Working with main contractor Bowmer Kirkland for the 3rd time on a Premier Inn project, Elements Europe executed the install to Bowmer Kirkland’s critical […]

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Motel One Install Complete

Elements Europe has completed the install of all 279 Bathroom Pods at Manchester’s newest Motel One hotel. Production, haulage and installation teams worked alongside North West contractor Russell Construction to ensure the modules arrived in line with their programme. Previously an office block that has now been demolished, the historic stone façade of the building has been maintained so to keep its architectural character, making installation slightly more challenging. The […]

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SiFi Networks Speaks at Mountain Connect Conference, CO

SiFi Networks was invited to speak at this year’s Mountain Connect Conference in Keystone, Colorado. The conference which took place over the weekend focused on all aspects related to broadband development, a topic that SiFi Networks happily agreed to speak about. SiFi Networks’ CEO, Ben Bawtree-Jobson discussed the creation and maintenance of a sustainable FTTx network focusing on the importance of open access networks, independent operations and Smart City initiatives. […]

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A Win at Wokefield Park Hotel and Leisure Venue

Elements Europe has been contracted to deliver for leading conference and events company Principal Hayley at De Vere’s historic Wokefield Park Hotel in Reading. In November of last year, part of the hotel was devastated by a fire which saw the hotel lose 100 rooms. Fortunately the oldest part of the venue, an 18th century mansion house was not damaged. Elements Europe has been selected to work alongside Wates Construction, […]

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Student Scheme Install Completed in 4 weeks

Elements Europe has completed the install of 145 Room Modules for a student accommodation scheme in Coventry in just 4 weeks. Manufacture of the Room Modules commenced at the start of the year whilst the main contractor Pickstock Construction started works on-site. The install took just 4 weeks, a timescale that could only be achieved using an off-site method of construction. Kevin Arthur, Director at Elements Europe commented “We are pleased to see the install […]

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Academy’s New Building Well Underway

Following a successful install of modular classrooms at St Aidan’s Primary Catholic Academy in Illford, Elements Europe are forging ahead to complete the envelope of the building. The trussed roof has now been installed and the brickwork to the envelope of the building has commenced. Internally, M&E first fix is well underway. The brand new modular school building is due to be completed by the end of July. During the […]

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Irvine Gardens, St Martins – Phase 2 Released

Pickstock Homes has released Phase 2 of Irvine Gardens, a collection of ten high-specification properties in the popular St Martins development. Phase 2 includes a 2-bedroom coach-house, six 3-bedroom semi-detached homes, a 3-bedroom detached home and two 4-bedroom detached houses, to suit everyone from first time buyers to growing families. With a good local school, park and local amenities all within easy walking distance, Irvine Gardens is perfectly located for modern village life. “The homes […]

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Elements Europe Secures Premier Inn Leeds Contract

Elements Europe has been awarded a contract with GMI Construction to design, manufacture and deliver 136 bathroom pods for Premier Inn Leeds. This will be the first project Elements Europe have undertaken with GMI Construction who are a long established construction business who have delivered projects in a range of sectors for blue chip companies. During the design process, the team at Elements Europe recognised that the bathroom pod dimensions […]

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Conference Success in Austin

Broadband Communities Summit 2016 saw an array of industry leaders gather in Austin for this year’s annual conference. Panels discussed Private Public Partnership models, the economic development Fiber can bring to a community, funding models and successful case studies. SiFi Networks’ CEO, Ben Bawtree-Jobson, was invited by CLIC to participate on a panel alongside Google Fiber and other companies to examine the Private Sector’s view on Public Private Partnerships. “The industry is changing […]

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First Modular Class Room installed at St Aidan’s School

Elements Europe has installed the first modular class room at St Aidan’s Primary Catholic Academy in Ilford. Acting as both the main contractor and modular manufacturer, Elements Europe is providing a full turnkey solution, demolishing the existing class room block and reconstructing it over 2 storeys creating 9 new class rooms, 2 office and 2 WCs. “Modular construction is ideal for schools and the education sector enabling a much faster […]

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Turnkey Solution Well Under Way in Hammersmith

Elements Europe’s off-site and on-site teams have begun work simultaneously at the 6 storey apart-hotel in Hammersmith.   Sheet pilling has commenced on-site and the off-site construction of the 89 Room Modules has also started in the factory.   “ The fact that we are able to start with the ground works at the same time as we are manufacturing the Room Modules proves how effective modular construction really is” […]

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Private Rented Sector Install Completed Ten Days Ahead of Schedule

Elements Europe has manufactured, delivered and installed 154 Room Modules ten days ahead of schedule. The seven storey PRS residential development is ideally located within walking distance to Central Manchester University hospital and Royal Manchester Children’s hospital. Modular Construction allows for a faster overall construction time with all processes completed under one roof. “ We carefully control the manufacturing process from steel rolling though to the final cleaning of the […]

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Simon Underwood Presents at Commercial Innovation Conference

Elements Europe’s Managing Director Simon Underwood spoke last week at the Commercial Innovation Conference in Antwerp. The conference saw the top management of the Siniat and Promat Companies and their partners from Europe and Latin America gather to exchange and discuss insights on modular construction. “Modular construction is a hot topic in the construction industry right now and we have been in the off-site industry since 2005 so we fully […]

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Just six homes remaining at Manor Fields

Located on the outskirts of Whitchurch, a thriving market town in north Shropshire, Manor Fields enjoys a semi-rural location that combines the very best of town and country living. Pickstock Homes’ brand new development of three and four-bedroom homes has proved popular with buyers: 15 of the 21 homes in Phase 1 are now reserved and there are just six homes remaining. There are currently three house types available: Sherbourne, Stretford and Woodbridge, all […]

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Elements Europe Awarded Silver Certificate at Recofloor 2016

Elements Europe has been awarded a silver certificate at the 2016 Recofloor Awards hosted at Manchester’s Old Trafford Centre. The fifth annual awards event will see Elements Europe awarded a silver certificate for the amount of recycling that is conducted within the factory instead of being sent to landfill. “We take recycling and waste management very seriously ensuring that we segregate the waste correctly as well as use recycled product” […]

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Pickstock Partnerships Awarded for Building Excellence

Pickstock Partnerships has been recognised for building excellence by LABC Powys, winning awards in two categories. Its affordable housing scheme at Coed-y-Llan, Llanidloes, built on behalf of Mid Wales Housing Association, won the categories for Best Social and Affordable Housing and High Volume Housing. Coed-y-Llan comprises 31 new homes which are being developed in two phases. Phase one, which has recently been completed, consists of 25 homes, ranging from one- […]

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Elements Europe has Successfully Renewed its ISO Certification

Elements Europe has once again succeeded in achieving ISO 9001, 14001 and 18001.   The ISO certification ensures that our facility is compliant with the stringent requirements necessary to obtain ISO 9001, Quality Management, ISO 14001 Environmental Assurance and ISO 18001 Health and Safety.   “We are very proud to have once again passed the thorough auditing process necessary to receive the ISO certification” commented Simon Underwood Managing Director at […]

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Pickstock Homes helps house hunters to move in 2016

The Government’s original Help to Buy schemes have resulted in a 60% rise in the number of first-time buyers across the UK, which is great news for the country’s property market. You may not be aware that Help to Buy is not just for first-time buyers; it also enables existing home owners to climb the property ladder. So whether you are looking to buy your first house or you need more space […]

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75% of Properties Sold at Irvine Gardens in St Martins

With three quarters of properties now sold, Irvine Gardens is proving to be one of Pickstock Homes’ fastest selling developments yet. For those hoping to move in 2016, the good news is that there still five properties remaining, all of which are available to buy from plan. “We have sold 75% of the development and many of those properties are now occupied,” said Camilla Pickstock, Director of Pickstock Homes. “The homes at […]

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Elements Europe Commences Manufacture for Coventry Student Scheme

Elements Europe has begun to manufacture 145 Room Modules for a student accommodation scheme in Coventry. The 114 bedroom accommodation block will see Elements Europe work alongside Pickstock Construction as the main contractor to deliver the scheme which will be an extension to Sherbourne House’s current student accommodation. Each Room Module has been carefully designed by Fraser Brown MacKenna Architects, project manager K2 consultancy and Elements Europe ensuring that the […]

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Elements Europe Manufactures 10,000th Module

2015 has been a year of success for Elements Europe, celebrating its 10 years in manufacturing, moving to a facility in Telford, breaking into three new sectors, welcoming new Managing Director Simon Underwood and now delivering its 10,000th module. Hathersage Road in Manchester, will see the 10,000th module being installed to Elements Europe’s first project in the Private Rented Sector. The module will be a studio apartment which has been […]

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The First of 695 Pods to be Installed in December

December, January and February are set to be busy months for Elements Europe’s installation teams with over 695 pods being delivered. A combination of bathroom pods and room modules will be installed to Hathersage Road, Motel One in Manchester, and for Premier Inn South Bromley and Slough. “We are currently manufacturing for a range of hotel and private rented sector projects. The beauty of modular construction is the speed at […]

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Pickstock Construction Commences Coventry Student Scheme

Pickstock Construction begun work on-site for a 114 bedroom student accommodation scheme in Coventry.   The project will see Pickstock Construction work alongside Elements Europe as the off-site manufacturer to deliver the scheme which will be an extension to Sherbourne House’s current student accommodation.   Each Room Module has been carefully designed by Fraser Brown MacKenna Architects, project manager K2 consultancy and Elements Europe ensuring that the design is aesthetically pleasing yet […]

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Manufacture Commences for Premier Inn Slough

Elements Europe has been awarded a contract with Bowmer Kirkland to design, manufacture and deliver 131 bathroom pods for Premier Inn Slough. Bowmer Kirkland and Elements Europe have collaborated together on 3 other Premier Inn Hotels: Wandsworth, Yeovil, and Croydon. The bathrooms have been designed according to Premier Inn’s latest ID4 specification, a contemporary design which includes large landscape tiles with silver grout. “ We have a great deal of […]

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The Pickstock Group Delivers Largest Student Accommodation Scheme to Date

The Pickstock Group has successfully delivered their largest student accommodation scheme to date. The 779 bedroom site on King Edwards Quay in Colchesterwas once an unattractive development site which has now been transformed into the largest privately owned student accommodation scheme in Colchester. Pickstock Construction undertook the role of main contractor on the two phased scheme in November 2013, and now almost two years on the development is complete. The […]

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Elements Europe Appointed to Manufacture and Construct Modular Class Room Block for School

Elements Europe has been appointed as the main contractor and off-site manufacturer for a new class room block in Ilford. St Aidan’s Primary Catholic Academy will see the demolition of one of their existing class room blocks allowing for the construction of a 9 new classrooms, 2 offices and 2 WCs over a two storey building. The new class block will be made up of 36 Room Modules which will […]

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Triple Win in New Markets for Elements Europe

Elements Europe is leading the way in off-site building solutions. It has put its best foot forward into three new markets and has recently undergone two significant changes to the business which will help pave the way to its future goals. Simon Underwood, former director at Mace has recently joined the company as Managing Director. This along with Elements Europe relocating to a manufacturing facility 266% larger than its previous […]

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Successful show home launch at St Martins

Pickstock Homes unveiled its brand new show home at Irvine Gardens, St Martins, opening the doors to invited guests on Thursday 15th October. The event was a great success with attendance from local residents and businesses, potential buyers, St Martins parish councillors and other invited guests. Irvine Gardens is a unique collection of high-specification, two, three, four and five-bedroom properties that blend the best of traditional and contemporary design. Such is demand that half […]

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SiFi Networks’ Wastewater Fiber Technology Patent Granted

SiFi Networks’ Wastewater Fiber Technology’s patent has been granted in the USA and Europe. The application of Wastewater Fiber Technology provides a compelling alternative to conventional core fiber installation techniques by providing a means of running fiber cables through sanitary and storm wastewater networks. This technology allows for greater flexibility in the network design and deployment. “ Our wastewater technology lends itself well to the more challenging areas of the […]

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Elements Europe Delivering for Leading UK Hotels

Elements Europe will shortly install 283 bathroom pods manufactured for Motel One in Manchester. Manufactured in Elements Europe’s new facility in Shropshire, the modules are being delivered to site ready for installation next month. The luxury bathrooms have been designed to the exceptional standards of the Motel One brand and feature dark granite counter tops, walk-in power showers, counter top basins and back-to-wall WCs. The scheme comprises a mixture of […]

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A Decade of Success for Elements Europe

2015 marks ten years of business success for Elements Europe. Born from a firm belief that traditional methods of construction could be improved, The Pickstock Group set about investing resource, capital and dedication into testing and fine tuning its aspiring plans for an off-site modular construction business. Building on the obvious benefits of off-site construction; reduced build programmes, improved quality, health and safety, material traceability with less snagging on-site, Elements […]

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London Residential Scheme is Officially Launched

Kensington & Edinburgh Estates  has launched its first development to the London residential market. Standing proud as a design icon the 27 new flats in The Harper Building on Holloway Road in Islington were launched with the official opening of its showcase two bedroom show apartment. The Harper Building is a visually striking building. Once home to the Harper Piano company who manufactured from this site, the building has been […]

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SiFi Networks Sponsors Lanyards at Broadband Community Conference

SiFi Networks acted as the sponsor of the lanyards at last weeks’ Lexington Broadband Communities Conference. The aim of the conference, which is organized by the Broadband Communities Magazine and Fiber to the Home Council,  is to help communities understand how they can take control of their own broadband future and to illustrate the benefits of fiber. Experts in the industry gathered to discuss cities options when it comes to […]

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Mace Man Goes Off-Site

Mace Director Simon Underwood has left his position to join The Pickstock Group as Managing Director of its off-site building solutions company, Elements Europe, to boost the industry’s off-site capabilities and provide real solutions to long term resource issues. Elements Europe is leading the way in off-site solutions, supplying cost effective, high quality products to the construction industry. Elements Europe has manufactured and installed 9197 modules, over £100m of off-site […]

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Off-Site Construction Can Solve the Country’s Housing Shortage

Britain’s housing shortage has long been making the news and was addressed in all political manifestos in the last elections, labelled as one of the most important priorities in UK today. All parties promised to build between 200,000 to 300,000 homes over this government term. The question however is, is this a realistic figure using traditional methods of construction? One method that is a viable option to meet these figures […]

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SiFi Networks Announces Senior Appointment

SiFi Networks, a global provider and operator of fiber optic networks, has strengthened its executive management team with the appointment of David Thomas as Head of Network Operations.  In this new role, he will be responsible for the management of the day to day operations of the organization’s technical infrastructure and the integration of multiple Internet Service Providers seeking to deliver value-added services to customers.   With over 33 years’ […]

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Co-op to Move into The Maltings, Colchester

The Pickstock Group’s student accommodation scheme, The Maltings in Colchester will see a Co-op convenience store move into one of its retail units on the site. The Co-op will lease 3040 sq ft of retail space on the ground floor of the development. The retail units are in a great location next to a major route into the town meaning the general public can also benefit from the store. The […]

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Event Success in Pacific Grove, CA

SiFi Networks held two successful events last week to help further educate Pacific Grove on the benefits of the city becoming a FiberCity™. Last Thursday CEO of SiFi Networks Ben Bawtree-Jobson presented to the Chamber of Commerce. Ben commented “It was great to meet local businesses and share with them our plans to develop a FiberCity™, to ultimately help them grow their business and carry out daily tasks far more efficiently.” Ben […]

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Private Rented Sector Win for Elements Europe

Elements Europe has secured a multi-million pound private rented scheme in Manchester, as the national appetite for PRS apartments continues to flourish. The seven storey building is a development by Solidagent Investments Ltd, and working with the professional team at Edmond Shipway, Condy Lofthouse Architects and Lee Architects, Elements Europe will manufacture, deliver and install 154 modules, providing 136 habitable studio apartments. Three types of room modules between 28m sq […]

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Elements Europe Delivers First Retail Project

Kings Barbers Club received delivery of its brand new barber retail module direct from the Elements Europe factory last Wednesday, and it was officially opened by the Mayor of Coventry two days later. Elements Europe has worked closely with Kings Barbers to design the bespoke retail module from scratch, ensuring that it was manufactured to the exact specification required by the client. Kevin Arthur Sales Director for Elements Europe commented […]

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New Manufacturing Facility for Elements Europe

It has been a busy few years for Elements Europe, with continued increased demand for its modular solutions. So much so it has out grown its facility in Oswestry which has now been relocated to a site in Apley, Telford to meet future demand with maximum efficiency. The move centralises the whole business, bringing steel rolling, production, design, procurement, warehousing and accounts under one roof. “The move holds a huge […]

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SiFi Networks to Present to Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce

SiFi Networks will meet with members of the Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce next Thursday June 9th. SiFi Networks will present its proposal to make Pacific Grove a FiberCity™ to members of the Chamber and there will also be an opportunity for attendees to take part in a question and answer session following the presentation. SiFi Networks has been working with Pacific Grove over the past 12 months to establish […]

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SiFi Networks Invites the City of Pacific Grove to Learn More about Fiber Internet

SiFi Networks will be hosting a public consultation on Friday 10th July from 8am to 7pm and Saturday 11th July from 9am until 3pm at the Council Chambers in Pacific Grove. During the two day event residents and businesses alike will be able to learn more about SiFi Networks and all the benefits that fiber can bring to the city. “It will allow the community to ask any questions that […]

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Phase 2 Approaching Completion in Colchester

Phase 2 of The Pickstock Group’s student accommodation scheme is well on track for completion in August, ready for this September’s intake of students. Installation of the 398 room modules to Phase 2 will be complete by the end of this month, following a successful install programme executed by Elements Europe. As modules have been installed, Pickstock Construction has been working through each block, adhering to a careful and well planned programme to ensure work to the […]

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SiFi Networks Continues to Work towards Making Pacific Grove a FiberCity™

Over the past 12 months SiFi Networks and the City of Pacific Grove have been working hard to make Pacific Grove a FiberCity™. Before a decision can be made on which model is the most sustainable for any community a great deal of work has to be done which includes an independent feasibility study to find out what the demand for high speed internet is within the city as well […]

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SiFi Networks’ FiberCity – Superfast Fiber Internet

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Colchester Student Accommodation Scheme

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Elements Europe Wins South Bromley Premier Inn Contract

Elements Europe has been awarded a contract with McLaren Construction to design, manufacture and deliver 131 Bathroom Pods for Premier Inn in South Bromley. This is not the first time that Elements Europe and McLaren Construction have collaborated to deliver for a client having worked on Paris Gardens, a student accommodation scheme in central London. Elements Europe has a wealth of experience working with the Premier Inn brand; this will […]

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Alcatel-Lucent Becomes Preferred Vendor for SiFi Networks’ FiberCities

Alcatel-Lucent’s technology and managed services enhance SiFi Networks’ offer of funding, building and operating world-class fiber networks to US communities Gigabit Cities Live 2015, Atlanta, Georgia, May 11, 2015 –Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) has been approved by fiber optics network provider SiFi Networks as its preferred vendor for providing equipment and ongoing network operations services to its FiberCities program in the United States. SiFi Networks is an international […]

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Elements Europe Manufactures for Motel One

This week, Elements Europe has been awarded a contract by Russell Construction to manufacture Bathroom Pods for Motel One. Russell Construction is constructing a new Motel One on Cross Street, in Manchester’s city centre following the successful completion of a Motel One in the city centre close to Manchester’s Piccadilly. Elements Europe will manufacture 279 Bathroom Pods for the Hotel, comprising of 261 en-suite Bathroom Pods with showers and 18 accessible Bathroom […]

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Elements Europe Recognised by World Leading Analysts

Elements Europe has received a certificate of Business Excellence from Plimsoll. Plimsoll Publishing Ltd are the world’s leading provider of market reports and company analysis. Elements Europe this week received an award with the accolade of Outstanding Company 2015. Plimsoll only award a select number of companies in their individual industry sectors, of which Elements Europe came into the portable and modular building category. The award is the result of […]

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SiFi Networks to Exhibit at Broadband Communities Summit 2015

SiFi Networks will exhibit at the Broadband Communities Summit 2015 from the 14th to 16th of April. Its location this year, the Renaissance Hotel in Austin, Texas, will see over 60 exhibitors come together to showcase their products and services. Hosted by Bbc Online Magazine, the summit is the leading conference for broadband technologies for communities. The Summit attracts broadband system operators, network builders and those who deploy networks. Many […]

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