We have been shortlisted for the IStructE Structural Awards for our work on the Rising Factory in the Construction Innovation Category – we are delighted with this fantastic achievement!
The ‘rising factory’ is a 10-storey high temporary enclosure, inside which the construction of a complete multi-storey building takes place over 5 construction levels. What emerges as the factory is jacked up on its weekly cycle is a level of newly constructed building which from the outside is complete and just requires finishes to be applied internally. This form of construction is the first of its kind in the UK.
Judges Comments: “This improves quality of construction and working conditions for on site personnel, it reduces on-site labour using prefabrication techniques and accelerates construction … A really impressive piece of construction engineering.”