Case studies

This section comprises case studies from Buildoffsite and CEEQUAL that provide a useful insight into a range of construction projects.

Civil and infrastructure case studies

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Aspire 'stair in a day' for soldiers
 
Precast concrete system for railway platforms
Project to install a modular platform system to extend railway station platforms on the Chiltern Railways line between London Marylebone and Birmingham Snow Hill.
 
A876 Upper Forth Crossing at Kincardine (Clackmannanshire Bridge)
The Upper Forth Crossing at Kincardine (Clackmannanshire Bridge) has brought substantial benefits to Kincardine and the surrounding area. It provides a safer, cleaner and quieter environment with traffic being dramatically reduced through the village
 

Housing and residential case studies

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Modular housing vision for Basingstoke
 
Pre-assembled structural balconies
Eighty balcony units weighing up to 5 t were produced for the site and delivered on a just-in-time schedule.
 
Wolverhampton University student accommodation - world's tallest modular building takes shape
The Vision Modular structures building systems is extended up to 25 storeys. The urban residential project emphasises the benefits of offsite manufacture.
 

Community and social case studies

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Education - Ravensbury Community Primary School
The project involved the amalgamation of the junior and infant schools onto a single site to provide facilities flexible enough to ensure the correct delivery of education over the next 50 years.
 
New Student Accommodation, University of Southampton
The design aims to reflect the stimulating learning environment of the University and its progressive culture. A variety of contemporary materials were used for the external façades, including terracotta tiles, timber and metal cladding.
 
Recycled and refurbished modular building - nursery, London Docklands
The use of pre-owned modular buildings generated 10 per cent of the carbon emissions and used less than 10 per cent of the energy during construction.
 

Public sector case studies

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Belfast City Centre Streets Ahead case study
Belfast City Centre Streets Ahead The regeneration project aimed to create an environment where people feel safe from traffic, crime and anti-social behavior and to experience the city centre in comfort having options to sit, play, rest and walk at
 
Precast concrete structural wall panels - Patchway High School and timber roof beams
An extension to provide a library and a boiler room to an existing four-classroom block at Patchway High School was completed using a prefabricated structural panel system.
 
Steel-framed church centre
Requirements for a multi-purpose church centre in All Saints Oxhey, south of Watford, were fulfiled through use of a steel-framed construction.
 

Retail and commercial case studies

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Accommodation - Holiday Inn, Glasgow City Centre
Recently benefiting from a £2m investment and winning the Scottish Business Hotel of the Year award, the four star Holiday Inn Glasgow City Centre occupies a pivotal position in the heart of Glasgow's Theatreland.
 
Pipe modules for a commercial office building
This project achieved savings in cost of manufacture, construction installation; time on site; and process costs. The offsite models were considered "significantly better" in level of quality than traditional ones.
 
Recycled and refurbished modular building - nursery, London Docklands
The use of pre-owned modular buildings generated 10 per cent of the carbon emissions and used less than 10 per cent of the energy during construction.
 

Sustainability case studies

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St Ives Flood Defence Scheme case study
Construction of the flood defence works started in April 2006 and was completed in August 2008. Some of the challenges the construction team was facing included narrow access roads, space restrictions at the work sites, summer road embargoes and high