More than 3,000 troops were housed in Elements Europe’s volumetric housing solution on a site which provided little in the way of buildings or infrastructure. The 375 units were manufactured and installed in a space of six weeks between May and July for the Ministry of Defence.
The light steel frame units comprise of cold rolled steel C-sections fitted externally with 18mm marine ply wood, a breathable membrane and dark grey cladding with the appearance of rendered spar dash. Internally the walls are lined with fire-line board and prefinsihed wood.
Each unit is 7m long, 3 m high and over 4m wide and contains two rooms. Each room features two bunk beds and two en-suite bathrooms making it suitable for military use. The configuration which was designed according to the client’s specification, accommodates four soldiers per room and eight per unit.
Andy Jones, Managing Director at Elements Europe, says “The units are very robust and can easily be adapted to feature other amenities such as kitchens or study areas.”
“This type of accommodation is extremely flexible in that they can be used for a wide range of sectors including student accommodation, temporary residential and tourism”
The units are weather proof, durable and thermally efficient and do not leave a footprint. They can easily be connected to mains water and electricity and in cases where neither of these are available the units can instead be hooked up to generators and mobile water and waste water units.
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