Tallest modular building in the world completes construction

Construction of the world's tallest modular building, the 135m-tall Ten Degrees Croydon, in South London, has been completed.

The project, built by Tide Construction and Vision Modular Systems, and designed by HTA, consists of 546 homes in a pair of 38- and 44-storey towers.

The design and construction involved a variety of modern techniques, including the use of virtual reality and 3D printing for rapid prototyping at planning and an angled modular façade.

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The entire project was delivered from first concept sketch to handover in 39 months, with the modular construction resulting in a claimed 40% reduction in embodied carbon compared to traditional construction methods.

The design draws on the local mid-century buildings including Richard Seifert's No1 Croydon. 

Simon Bayliss, managing partner, HTA Design, said: "Ten Degrees defines a new benchmark in the potential of modular construction to deliver more, better-designed homes, in buildings of the highest architectural quality with world-leading engineering."

This article originally appeared on Construction Manager
Image source: HTA Design

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