The Sarah Swift Building Crowned Healthcare Project of the Year

It was a night to remember for the EOS team at the Offsite Construction Awards, picking up no less than three trophies at this highly competitive event. The evening was topped off with the ground-breaking Sarah Swift Building at the University of Lincoln, winning the award for Healthcare Project of the Year.

Named after the Lincolnshire born Dame Sarah Swift, who founded the Royal College of Nursing – the 5,500m2 building has been designed to house the School of Health and Social Care and the School of Psychology at the University of Lincoln. The new academic building accommodates a diverse range of learning and research spaces which will support continued growth in the disciplines and enhance the student learning experience. As the five-storey building houses laboratories which include vibration-sensitive equipment – the main contractor had to meet challenging design specifications. A key element of the brief for this specialist building was to create spaces that have the right environmental conditions, vibration levels and acoustic separation for their different functions, while ensuring the building remains simple to commission, build and operate.

EOS designed and manufactured a robust steel framing infill panel solution for the Sarah Swift project to meet the design and engineering brief. Bespoke zed bars were developed for overhang and intumescent paint clearance.

The Offsite Construction Awards reward outstanding examples of prefabrication and factory-based methods, products, systems and disciplines that increasingly strive to develop a sustainable, streamlined and cost-effective way to deliver a better built environment.

Steve Thompson, Managing Director of EOS said of the awards success: “Not only is the building outstanding but the pioneering work that is taking place within makes this accolade even more rewarding. Through close collaboration with the architects and engineers, we were able to design and offsite manufacture the highest quality steel framing solutions to deliver an environmentally sustainable project, that met the challenging brief. This award is testament to a progressive approach, the dedication of the EOS team and the partnerships we have formed with some of the most forward-thinking companies in the construction industry.”

The EOS team were highly commended for The Ram Quarter, a development that sensitively integrates historic Grade II buildings into the scheme which provides accommodation for boutiques, restaurants, a craft-brewery, a brewery museum and 650 new exclusive loft style-apartments.

The Travelodge, Middlesex Street, London was also highly commended. Located in the heart of Aldgate on the boundary of the City of London, this prestigious £25million flagship Travelodge project has been created as a declaration of renewed confidence following recent investment in the brand. The aim of the project was to deliver a fully-clad offsite manufactured SFS panelised system, complete with the sub frame of SFS infill panels, pre-fixed to a lightweight innovative stone cladding system.

With over 14 years’ expertise across all construction sectors – EOS specialise in the design, manufacture and supply of a wide range of bespoke steel framing systems for the offsite markets. To find out more about EOS’s award-winning design and manufacturing services go to: www.eos-facades.co.uk

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