Working with Urban Creation for over 14 years, RMS were delighted to act as Project Manger, Quantity Surveyor and Principle Designer for the pioneering project that could revolutionise the future of UK home building.
Over six nights, nine pre-built apartments were lifted by 200-tonne crane into 50 Park Street through the open roof and into the cleared shell of the building, after arriving by lorry from a factory in Southampton. The building team had already stripped out 50 Park Street, formally a vacant and dilapidated nightclub, removing the internal floors and walls, stabilised the shell of the building with a steel structure ready for the big lift-in.
Modular construction (where homes are created off-site in a factory) has been used widely for new builds, but this is believed to be the first time in the UK that homes were specifically made to fit into the shell of an existing building on a historic, city centre street. .
Now that the final pod is in place, the homes will be wired and plumbed in over the coming weeks, with the finishing touches made before students are ready to move in.
Jonathan Ross, Managing Director comments on the project:
“We’re pleased to be at the forefront of an exciting, new twist on redevelopment that has attracted significant media attention.”