Brogan Group are finishing access works on the world’s tallest modular student building, Lewisham Exchange. The tallest of the two towers stands at 102.9m high and with 35 floors it is constructed from volumetric 3D structural modules and manufactured off-site. Brogan Group provided access with 28 double stacked Mast climbers, a number of Goods/passenger hoists and external scaffolding.
The site which Brogan started working on in May last year will provide 758 student rooms and 67 affordable homes, revitalising Lewisham town centre and making a significant contribution to the town’s ongoing regeneration.
The buildings stepped design meant that specially fabricated ‘zig-zag’ Mast Climber platforms were fabricated offsite at Brogan’s depot and brought in for quick installation, in line with the modular method of construction on the overall project. This only had planning permission in 2019 and has led to a faster construction programme and 90% less waste than traditional construction methods.
The buildings will be connected at the lower levels to provide an entrance to the Bakerloo Line Extension, as well as supporting the additional retail, commercial and student amenity spaces along the ground floor designed to achieve a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating.
Above left - Lewisham Exchange earlier in the construction process