The Brunel Street Works is a project by Opal, a joint venture between Galliford Try Partnerships and Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing. It is one of the largest regeneration sites underway in London and will provide a mix of tenures and spaces, which will add to the neighbourhood’s sustainability and vibrancy.
The development will see the construction of 975 homes. One-third of the site is build to rent, and one-third is being developed for affordable homes, with the remainder consisting of homes for sale. The construction of shops, a restaurant, and a 110-bedroom Premier Inn hotel are also planned for the area.
RCM, the through-wall solution supplier, was successfully appointed to supply 100,000sq m of its A1 Y-wall sheathing board to Errigal Contracts, through its strategic partner Walls & Ceilings International.
The sheathing board is a high-quality flexible calcium silicate-based fibre cement building board. It has excellent fire properties and high levels of dimensional stability, making it suitable for use in multiple applications.
During the construction of the Brunel Street Works, the Y-wall was used in a two-layered board system to create a fully ventilated cavity with the exterior cladding consisting of a Gebrik system façade.
The RCM fabrication team is overlaying the Y-wall onto the SFS drawings, and then optimising and fabricating the sheathing board to the required panel sizes. This minimises on-site cutting and dramatically reduces waste.
Each storey of the construction consists of 23 zones and, due to site constraints, deliveries by RCM of the fully fabricated panels are being made on a floor-by-floor basis.
Ian Quinton, Managing Director of RCM, says: “Through RCM’s continued growth of supplying fabricated products, we are pleased to be working alongside our strategic partners and being supportive by delivering to such a major project.”
RCM is also exhibiting at UK Construction Week on 8-10 October at the NEC Birmingham – at stand B485.