Client Case Study: Using MMC in Build to Rent
The newly completed Rehearsal Rooms is one of the UK’s first institutionally backed Build to Rent projects. The £49m project has been delivered by HUB, a mid-market developer, for M&G Real Estate, one of the world’s largest property investors. It offers 173 homes for long-term rent that will be managed onsite under a single, corporate ownership giving customers high quality accommodation and professional service.
Designed by Newground Architects and constructed by main contractor Henry Construction, the development leads the way in not only design but in the use of innovative construction techniques.
Their dedication to creating design led homes to fit the needs and wants of their clients motivated them to undertake an extension of their project half way through development. The east block of the building was originally constructed as a 10 storey RC frame which when nearing completion received planning approval to add an additional 3 floors. To apply the minimum additional load onto the already constructed frame and piled foundations the developer opted to construct the additional floors using a lightweight steel construction by Vision Built, which was clad using a brick slip system.
Alongside providing Structural Warranty cover for the development, Premier Guarantee also worked closely in partnership with HUB, contractor Henry Construction, and Vision Built, both approving the quality of the product and ensuring that the additional floors would not hinder the already exceptional quality of the original structure. Although a complex project the team work between all partners - including cladding consultant Glass Facades – has helped in delivering a high quality model of purpose built rental homes.
Commenting on the partnership Damien Sharkey, HUBs Associate Director of Development stated, “Premier were always proactive particularly in dealing with the complexities of the additional 21 units. They were very helpful and worked closely with us and Henry construction to make it happen. We are proud to have delivered one of the first institutionally backed Built to Rent projects in the UK which is setting a new bench mark for Built to Rent homes in London.”
For further information on Rehearsal Rooms visit HUBs website