Construction of world’s tallest modular building in England to be fully complete by May 2020

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Construction of the tallest residential modular building in the world, situated at 101 George Street in Croydon, a large town in south London, England, is set to be fully completed by the fifth month of next year.

Featuring 1,526 modules, the building stands at a height of 135.6m making it the tallest modular apartment tower in the world, followed closely by the Clement Canopy Towers in Singapore at 130m high.

The 44- and 38-story-towered scheme, developed by Henderson Park and Greystar will have 546 ‘build to rent’ homes.

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Start of construction works

Christy Hayes, Tide Construction’s chief executive said that the plan for the project, designed by HTA Design, was given a green light by Croydon Council back in 2017 and the actual construction begun in February the following year.

“As soon as the concrete cores of the two towers were completed, Vision Modular Systems’ pre-fitted, pre-plumbed and pre-wired modules began arriving on-site from the company’s factory in Bedford. We have successfully installed the last module in just 35 weeks since the first module of the block was installed and three weeks ahead of an already tight schedule. As we reach this exciting milestone, 80% of the glazed terracotta facade has also been completed.” Said the CEO.

Croydon’s transformation

Councillor Paul Scott, Croydon Council’s cabinet member for environment, transport and regeneration, said that with a thriving tech sector and great leisure offers such as Boxpark and Fairfield Halls, Croydon’s transformation is ongoing.

“We’re very delighted to be a global leader in modular housing and are incredibly proud to have supported Tide Construction deliver this record-breaking and award-winning development in under two years, half the time it would have taken to deliver a similar scheme using traditional construction methods.” He said.