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Off-Site

From the publication of the much-documented Egan Report ‘Rethinking Construction’ to the recent Government initiative to reduce procurement costs by 20% through the standardisation of public building design, off-site construction is playing a vital role in the development of more efficient and sustainable methods of construction.

The numerous benefits of off-site techniques such as speed of construction, lower labour costs, factory-controlled quality, improved health and safety and reduced waste, are increasingly being utilised across the various sectors. McMullen and the Lakesmere Group, with our long tradition for innovation, is at the forefront of this off-site revolution.

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The high-profile Altitude project in Aldgate, London for Barratt Homes is a typical example of McMullen’s proficiency in off-site manufacturing. Due to the land-locked central London location of the site, the client needed a solution that minimised the amount of material on site and the amount of waste going off site. Off-site manufacturing of the unitised panels allowed McMullen to monitor quality in a controlled environment to a high product specification, ensuring product arrived at site defect-free. Through involvement at an early stage in the contract any potential difficulties were addressed at pre-production stage. This meant that once on site the client’s objective of a high floor cycle period was achieved, allowing an early start of the internal fit out works

 

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