Announced as a finalist in the 2020 Offsite Awards in two categories – Best Use of Steel Technology and Private Housing Project of the Year – Lydstep Terrace is a development of nine family townhouses which clearly demonstrates our expertise in complex residential builds. The restrictive access and site in a highly populated area presented multiple challenges. Ensuring positive relationships with local residents was a priority – our advanced offsite manufactured steel framing system (SFS) provided the optimum solution.
The site itself was difficult enough, then add to the mix the complications surrounding COVID-19 restrictions. A key factor in achieving social distancing was the small number of workers in the Hadley site installation team. Risk assessments and method statements were developed with new on-site procedures and the works were able to continue under significant control, care, and caution.
A systematic offsite approach
Designed to provide character with a modern approach to family living, the adaptable steel framing system was installed with ease on-site, overcoming the access challenges. The panelised steel framing system reduced the number of deliveries to site, decreasing the inconvenience to neighbours.
The Hadley site installation team finished the SFS elements in just 12 weeks. The system encompassed 100mm light gauge steel framing – panelised as a cold rolled structure, 150mm deep concrete composite floors, mansard roofs, steel pan stairs with concrete tread infill steel joists and hot rolled steel balconies.
Chris Hughes, Director for property developer Swinhay Ltd said: “The installation of the steel frame went like clockwork, there have been several challenges in delivering Lydstep Terrace, access to the site being one – Hadley’s team have been a pleasure to work with and proved that a tight small site is no problem.”