EOS Facades Announced as Finalists in the Offsite Awards

Since inception in 2014, the Offsite Awards have grown in stature and this year, the judges have reported that the standard was higher than ever and competition to be shortlisted has been ‘fierce’. With 20 categories and over 200 entrants – EOS Facades is proud to announce that they have reached the finals of four of the Award categories.

Managing Director, Steve Thompson, said of the company’s success: “The resurgence of offsite construction has played to our strengths and it is gratifying to be recognised for our achievements by such eminent judges as Mark Farmer, the author of the government commissioned report Modernise or Die.”
EOS Facades have been driving innovation in Steel Framing Systems providing the construction industry with quality products through innovative design and precision manufacturing. As specialists in offsite manufacture for onsite installation – EOS Facades’ portfolio offers broad parameters to explore ground-breaking solutions and optimise value engineering.

EOS Facades finalists include:
Artisan Place – shortlisted in: Housing Project of the Year and Best Use of MEP & POD technology
EOS Facades designed, manufactured and supplied load bearing structural pods (LPS) to a comprehensive mixed-use development on a 2.9-hectare brownfield site located in Harrow, North London. Formally home to the ColArt factory, the development by Barratt Homes comprises 189 homes in linear blocks and included the refurbishment and conversion of a former office building, five newly built artists’ studios and a new public square. The application of the EOS pods was split into two phases, with a total of nine pods. The challenges that EOS encountered meant that they had to take an innovative approach and were able to execute our part in the build successfully, to achieve the prerequisites of speed and quality of build, set out by Barratt Homes.

Brodick Ferry Terminal – shortlisted in: Infrastructure Project of the Year
The £18m Brodick Ferry Terminal on the Isle of Arran, enhances connectivity and ultimately tourism, between the mainland and the remote island. The adverse weather and the ground conditions presented major challenges for the design and construction teams. Built on solid rock, traditional foundations and construction methods were not an option – offsite technology offered the only viable solution.
The robust steel framing system, designed, manufactured and supplied by EOS Facades, is strong, resilient and developed to deal with the increased wind loads of the island location, whilst remaining a highly efficient solution. This striking ferry terminal demonstrates the immense capabilities of efficient offsite construction methods. EOS were able to meet the tight deadline with a rapid and robust predominantly offsite system, which provided the optimum solution to deliver this challenging project.

Southwark Town Hall – shortlisted in: Commercial Project of the Year
Southwark Town Hall once played an important role in Camberwell and the wider South London area. Transformed using offsite technology – the mixed-use commercial scheme offers leisure facilities including a theatre, café, artist studios, whilst also housing student accommodation for Goldsmiths University. The 1930s facade and main structure of the building has been refurbished and restored – retaining a number of significant features. This development took a fresh approach, respecting the structure’s heritage and character – marking a new phase in the history of this important building. Cost and programme certainty, together with sustainability and versatility, were the key drivers for the specification of an offsite manufactured steel framing system for this complex development. Speed of build to accommodate the students of Goldsmiths University in time for the new semester, was another crucial requirement behind the specification decision.

Osco Homes – Shortlisted in: Best Use of Steel
EOS used their technical expertise and manufacturing capabilities to supply unitised offsite housing solutions to Osco homes in the form of flat pack frames. The panels themselves were assembled by prisoners at HMP Hindley, with EOS assisting when required. Some of the frames were supplied pre-assembled, before being shipped to site as fully formed wall panels – rapidly reducing the site programme using offsite techniques. Site teams then assembled the unitised panels for a fast and efficient erected housing solution.

2018 Offsite Awards
The 2018 Offsite Awards are taking place on 06 March 2018 at ExCeL London, as part of EcoBuild and it is anticipated that over 350 delegates will be in attendance to celebrate the best in the offsite industry.

Products and Services

EOS Facades run a series of CPD Factory Tours at their state of the art facility in County Durham – hosted by the EOS Technical Team together with the Siniat specification team, the tours are completely free to attend. For more information on EOS Facades’ products, services and factory tours go to:

 www.eos-facades.co.uk

 

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