Innovative prefabricated homes are set to be craned into an existing building on Bristol’s famous Park Street
Urban Creation is behind the pioneering approach that will see prefabricated homes craned into an existing building on Park Street in Bristol.
Modular construction has been used widely for new builds, but this is believed to be the first time in the UK that homes have been specially made to fit into the shell of an existing building.
The site – 50 Park Street – was formerly a nightclub but was vacant and in a dilapidated condition when Urban Creation bought it in in 2018.
Over three nights, from 11-13 August between the hours of 8pm and 5am, nine prefabricated homes will be lifted into 50 Park Street through the open roof into the cleared shell of the building, after having been driven by lorry from a factory in Southampton. Urban Creation has applied to Bristol City Council to have Park Street closed during these hours.
Urban Creation has teamed up with modular construction specialist Go Modular on the project, which has created bespoke, ready-to-go homes built specially to fit into the building. The apartments are already fully fitted out and decorated with kitchens and bathrooms already in place.
Jonathan Brecknell, director at Urban Creation, said: “We’re very excited to be taking modular construction to a new level, using a highly innovative approach that could have huge implications for home building in the UK.”
The building team has already stripped out 50 Park Street, removing the internal floors and walls, stabilised the shell of the building with a steel structure ready for the big lift-in.
The homes at 50 Park Street will be let to the student market.