Europe's tallest modular built residential tower
27 storeys - 89 metres high - 8 Mast climbers - £40 million project value - Built within a 500m2 site area
The modular construction method is currently seeing a surge in uptake across the UK. In 2017, the Lloyds Bank housing survey reported that 68% of housebuilders are now investing in modular technology, attracted by benefits including speed of construction, quality of build, and fewer vehicle movements.
One of the country’s tallest modular schemes to date is Mapleton Crescent, a 27-storey residential tower in Wandsworth, South London. It is currently the tallest residential modular build on the continent. Mast climbing work platforms (MCWPs) and scaffold services supplied by Brogan Group played a key role on the project.
Brogan Group had previously worked for Donban Contracting on the 29-storey Apex Tower in Wembley, North London, which is the tallest modular build in Europe. Brogan Group’s work there helped the firm secure the package for Mapleton Crescent, where it supplied eight Mast Climbers with varying platform sizes (5m to 12m) to accommodate the building's unique, multi-faceted profile. Brogan's MCWPs were double-stacked to provide simultaneous access to multiple floors.
To support this, Brogan Group needed to provide scaffolding solutions for challenges associated with the proximity of the build to the River Wandle. “Space constraints meant our work overhung the River Wandle,” explains Brogan Group Design Engineer, Rory Brady, “To overcome this challenge, we designed cantilevered scaffold platforms over the river which supported the MCWPs".
Ian O'Leary, Project Manager - Donban Contracting
As well as increased project speed, the MCWPs provided us with versatility when working around awkward shapes, which this project demanded.