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Monday, January 12, 2009

Student accommodation, Woolverhampton, United Kingdom

Woolverhampton student halls to be tallest modular build in Europe
Designed by O'Connell East Architects of Manchester, Woolverhampton's new student halls are comprised of 805 modules. Featuring a 24 storey block it will be Europe’s tallest modular building and will provide 657 student bedrooms plus 142 post-graduate student apartments.

The full build will take just 27 weeks to complete and is due for completion in time for the start of the September term. Jenny Hayes, architect at O’Connell East Architect’s comments: “Modular construction was identified early on as key to the successful and timely delivery of this scheme. As a ‘turn-key’ manufacturer, the VMS (contractors for the construction) system helps reduce the amount of time spent on-site thanks to rapid-assembly and a streamlined supply chain from the factory. Furthermore, deliveries could also be coordinated to arrive on side using ‘Just-in-Time’ logistics – also avoiding peak traffic times.”

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