Sandymoor, Runcorn

100 specialist independent living apartments for Vistry Partnerships 3 weeks ahead of schedule

Sandymoor, Runcorn : Case Study Summary

Client Location Sector Main Contractor
Vistry Partnerships Runcorn Retirement Living / Care Vistry Partnerships

Sigmat complete 100 specialist independent living apartments for Vistry Partnerships 3 weeks ahead of schedule, utilising our in-house capabilities to design, manufacture and erect our LGSF system.

Sigmat, selected by Vistry Partnerships, delivered the light gauge steel frame for the new four-storey residential development in Runcorn.

The specialist apartments, which are owned and run by Halton Housing, feature a range of contemporary facilities including a bistro and multi-function room.

Sigmat provided a partial transfer structure at ground floor level, totalling 603m2, followed by 4,608 linear metres of Sigmat wall panels and a total 9,737m2 GIFA for LGSF. The scheme also comprised of 24 flights of stairs, 12 No. ¼ landings, 824m3 of concrete and 301 plasterboard packs.

The 24 week programme, completed 3 weeks early, was the second Sigmat LGSF scheme for Vistry Partnerships.

Tim Hough, Senior Project Manager at Vistry Partnership commented "Having not worked with LGSF before, I was sceptical about the benefits of using it. With the frame now completed it has changed my opinion completely and would highly recommend this MMC, in particular where floor plates repeat.

Sigmat completed their works on site 3 weeks early.

The package that Sigmat provided was for the frame, stairs and structural concrete floors. We were handed over a complete floor every 3.5 weeks for a floor plate with 25 apts per floor which is phenomenal. This aided our programme and site time and too the external brickwork façade off the critical path. Furthermore, wet and cold weather did not affect the programme as Sigmat could work through it.

The quality, accuracy and tight tolerances employed by Sigmat produced a structure which is easy to work with by other trades such as manufacturing window to working drawings, so they could be installed as the building was erected.

The ‘Sigsafe’ edge protection system and other safety feature that were designed and developed by Sigmat meant that the building floorplates , lift shafts, risers, stairs and roof edge were all fully protected and safe for their own personal and that of other trades to work in right away."

It was a pleasure working with the Vistry team at Sandymoor and we were delighted to achieve early completion. It was a fantastic job to work on, highlighting once again the benefits of building in LGSF when it comes to speed and reliability.
Stephen Parker, Contracts Manager, Sigmat
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