Perry Barr Residential Scheme: Case Study Summary
|Willmott Dixon||Birmingham||Residential||Willmott Dixon|
Providing the structural frame for 430 apartments across 2 plots for private sale and rent on the former Birmingham University City Campus.
The impressive scheme saw the development of one and two-bedroom apartments across four and six storeys. Designed by Corstorphine & Wright, the vision of the residential development is to create new activity and vibrancy for the area whilst providing much-need housing provision.
The role of offsite
The Sigmat team were appointed by Willmott Dixon to provide the lightweight steel frames for both plots 8 and 9. With a projected 32-week programme of which completed on time, the Sigmat team demonstrated the benefits of constructing using offsite methods. Working collaboratively, the follow-on trades were able to commence at an earlier date with 700+ bathroom pods installed at a rate of 15-20 pods a day.
Early engagement and close collaboration with the full project design team ensured that the compatibility for all other trades worked. Handing over the buildings floor by floor also gave the follow-on trades an early as possible start on site, highlighting the programme benefits of LGSF and the Sigmat system.