Green light for world’s tallest modular tower in Croydon

Aaron Morby 3 months ago
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Croydon planners have given the green light for a twin-tower scheme of build-to-rent flats that will become the world’s tallest offsite scheme.

Tide Construction will deliver the project using its off-site manufacturing system, Vision Modular Systems

Tide Construction, with funding from investor Greystar, is planning to build the 44 and 38-storey scheme on the former Essex House site near to East Croydon station.

The 546-flat towers scheme, drawn up by HT Design, will be worth over £150m and will be a trailblazer for modular construction methods.

Presently, the tallest prefabricated building in the world is a 32-storey block in New York.

Tide is both a development and contracting company, and has delivered several projects in recent years using its off-site manufacturing system, Vision Modular Systems.

Enabling works for the twin tower scheme are already underway at the Essex House site in East Croydon. Pictures courtesy of HTA Design.

VMS has delivered factory built homes for both Pocket and Greystar in recent years. Tide claims its modular based building programme often results in a 60% time saving, compared with conventional construction schemes.

Christy Hayes, chief executive of Tide Construction said: “This project is a huge milestone for both us as a company and for modular developments as an innovative, modern method of construction.

“This development emphasises the true potential of modular construction as a genuine solution to the UK’s housing crisis, where high-quality homes can be delivered at pace in sought after urban areas. Both the government and industry are realising the benefits of modular construction, with 101 George Street being a pivotal moment for modular construction in the UK.”

Tide developed the 28-storey Apex House, featuring 558 rooms, in less than a year. That development, in Wembley, is currently the tallest modular tower in London.

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