Carrow Quarter, Norwich: Case Study Summary
Sigmat team have completed three phases at the ambitious city-centre scheme in Norwich, which provides 222 homes – a mix of affordable rent, shared ownership
and open market apartments, all with 1 or 2 bedrooms.
Selected by Carter to provide the load-bearing LGSF structure for 3 phases of Carrow Quay - Sigmat installed a total of 9,369m2 of Sigmat internal and external LGSF wall panels.
Due to the offsite nature of LGSF, Sigmat were able to adhere to social distancing guidelines whilst continuing to install phase 3 on site.The 10-storey phase 3 development is the tallest LGSF structure in the city!
Steve Blows, Contracts Manager, at Sigmat commented on the success of the project:
"Carrow Quarter was a great project to be a part of, we’ve been delighted to be a part of the 3 phases which are contributing to the required affordable housing in the centre of Norwich.
The scheme demonstrated the strategic advantages of embracing MMC, and in
particular LGSF which ensured a significantly shorter programme and lower build costs."
Situated on the riverbank, the three phases consisted of:
• Phase 1 – 60 affordable rent flats, which are being built in conjunction with Norwich City Council. These are being funded from the proceeds of Right to Buy sales from council tenants.
• Phase 2 – 89 flats, of which 55 will be open market (to be built by the Broadland St Benedict arm of the housing association) and the remaining 34 for intermediate rent.
• Phase 3 – 73 flats for affordable rent.