Hillside Gardens - EH Smith

Hillside Gardens


This MMC pilot from EDORATH, part of Atkins, blends state of the art offsite construction methods with an aesthetic that is sympathetic to its’ surroundings.

Working with Atkins we were able to advise on suitable facing bricks for the area and the Fastclad lightweight cladding system. The mission was to construct affordable housing on a difficult to access site and to demonstrate that social housing that has not been traditionally built looks as good, if not better, than traditionally built private developments.

Taking the external skin off the critical path of the build, delivering the equivalent of 1,200 bricks on one pallet (as opposed to three packs of brick) to save site compound space and being able to strip the full scaffold to install the FastClad off mobile towers freeing up the site for other trades, are just some of the benefits achieved on-site.

Fastclad’s ability to meet the design requirements of the architect and client, as well as being carefully engineered to ensure that their products are simple to install in factory conditions, on site or to prefabricated panels is fundamental to their service

Location: Lambeth, London

Architect: Atkins

Contractors: Edorath

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