The ModernaHus development on Coldharbour Lane, Brixton was a first for the UK and delivered 1-bed, 2-bed, 3-bed and 4-bed high-quality apartments over two separate nine-storey blocks.
Our Civil and Structural Engineering team designed and detailed the precast concrete elements of the development, which included 665 wall panels and 239 floor panels.
The process of making the panels was quite complex, the screens were cast and the insulation added using wall ties followed by the top skin in one complete operation. The external surface of the panels was rendered and painted to match the surroundings. Using large precast concrete panels, rather than bricks saved both time and money.
The apartments are 44% more efficient than standard homes thanks to a well-insulated building envelope and combined with an under floor heating system, helping to reduce heating bills and combat climate change. This development achieved Code for Sustainable Homes level 4.