Victoria Road, Brighton

Sigmat collaborate with Brighton Council for their first LGSF residential scheme

Victoria Road, Brighton: Case Study Summary

Client Location Sector Main Contractor
Brighton & Hove City Council Brighton Residential Morgan Sindall


Sigmat collaborate with Brighton Council for their first LGSF residential scheme. 

Working in partnership, Morgan Sindall and Brighton & Hove City Council appointed Sigmat for their residential scheme on the south coast, to deliver new affordable homes to tackle the city's housing crisis. 

Situated in Portslade, approximately 4 miles from the centre of Brighton, off Victoria Road, the residential scheme has been constructed in place of an old office block and comprises of 42 new apartments across 2 blocks, 4 and 5 storeys. The blocks will consist of a mixture of 1, 2, and 3 bed affordable housing council flats. 

Featuring cantilever balconies, the Sigmat team completed their install in the 14 week programme providing a total of 2000 linear metres of panels and 76 flights of stairs! 

"We are delighted to have collaborated with Morgan Sindall and Brighton & Hove CityCouncil on their first Light Gauge Steel scheme.It is a step forward for MMC, supporting the government initiative to increase the provision of sustainable homes in the UK. 

With the panels pre-assembled offsite helping to minimise the disruption in the city, providing programme surety and quality build. We are proud that both MS and Brighton Council have recognised this and are embracing the advantages of LGSF." - Jason Berry, Contracts Manager, Sigmat. 

Sigmat provided the structural frame, cantilever balconies and staircases on site completing the two-block scheme in just 14 weeks. Working with Sigmat has demonstrated the benefits of building in LGSF when it comes to programme surety, on-site safety, and build accuracy. Furthermore, the ability for site to continue during adverse weather conditions and the sustainability credentials of LGSF, it is becoming more & more apparent that LGSF is one of the greener construction methods of the future
James Ashley, Senior Project Manager, Morgan Sindall
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