Elements Europe welcomed 21 visitors from Hong Kong this week.
The visit was prompted by Dr Wei Pan, Executive Director for The Centre of Construction and Infrastructure Development at Hong Kong University who visited Elements Europe’s manufacturing facility in January.
Having seen Elements Europe’s capabilities, Dr Wei Pan was keen to return to the UK with other delegates from the Hong Kong Government Housing Division, Airport Authority, Hospital Authority and Hong Kong University to name a few, to show how offsite construction can accelerate the housing sector in Hong Kong.
Stuart Marshall, Sales and Development at Elements Europe gave the delegates a tour of a modular residential project in Croydon, South London where Elements Europe is manufacturing and delivering 300 room modules for client Pocket Living.
The 21 storey residential tower with a modular value of £30m is set to be one of the tallest modular residential builds in the UK.
Last year the Hong Kong Government released a policy which states that the city is in need of significant new housing provision over the next two years to meet demand. To achieve this their vision is to use modular construction.
The Addiscombe, Croydon development is a perfect example to demonstrate how modular construction can assist in delivering accommodation, fast.
Modules are currently being installed into the second floor of the 21 storey tower. Visitors were able to see the speed at which modules can be positioned and fixed into place, it also provided insight into the delivery and install process, and essentially, the collaboration with the main contractor.
“We were delighted to showcase one of our modular projects in the capital and to advise such a progressive, city such as Hong Kong on how we operate here in the UK.” Commented Stuart Marshall.