World’s tallest modular building lights up Croydon skyline

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Tide Construction has for the first time switched on the lights at their landmark 101 George Street scheme in Croydon, bringing the world’s tallest modular building to life

The 101 George Street scheme purchased by Greystar and Henderson Park will house 546 Build-to-Rent apartments.

In October, Tide Construction craned into place the last of 1,526 precision-engineered modules which have been installed on-site in Croydon to create two towers reaching 44-storeys and 38-storeys tall.

The 136m high scheme – equivalent to the London Eye – was created in a factory by Tide Construction’s 3D volumetric modular company, Vision Modular Systems.

By manufacturing the buildings inside a controlled factory environment, the developer and manufacturer will complete the project in just over two years – half the time it would have taken using traditional methods of construction.

Vision Modular Systems’ factory

In Bedford, Vision Modular Systems’ manufactures apartments on a production line, assembling completed modules, similar to how cars are created. The modules are fully completed internally – including kitchens and bathrooms – and are then transported to site.

All of the apartments that roll off the production line are fully certified and accredited, backed by the UK’s leading certification bodies, to ensure that every home is fundable, mortgageable and insurable.

John Fleming, chairman at Tide Construction, said: “It’s great to see 101 George Street come to life, signifying just how close we are to completion.

“This new development showcases the very best of British design, engineering and offsite technology. It’s thanks to this technology and our efficient construction logistics that we were able achieve a 26-month construction programme.”

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