A £50m 17 storey residential development, which has been built on the iconic site of Elliott’s Car Accessories in Coventry city centre, has been topped out by Creagh along with our client leading building and civil engineering contractor Farrans Construction for Birmingham’s NSG Developments.
The luxury development, which consists of two separate buildings and 200 units, has been named ‘Elliott’s Yard’ as a tribute to the automotive business which had been set up on the site since the 1920s. It has been designed with young professionals in mind and is ideally located on the corner of London Road and Gulson Road, providing a gateway to the ring road and the city centre.
The Elliott’s Yard build has used the most modern methods of construction available, including ‘Rapidres’ our fast track offsite crosswall build system delivering a bespoke residential experience with enhanced levels of quality control and a faster build time.
The concrete wall panels were delivered to site with windows including glass already pre-installed, sealed and protected. Farrans Construction changed the mind of their client to use our Rapidres solution. Cathal Montague, regional director for Farrans Construction, explains why:
“All of the building techniques have been chosen in order to drive sustainable living without compromising on a high-spec, luxury finish. The modular solution is something that Farrans worked with the client on from the start, and NSG bought into the solution. The initial tender was for a steel frame approach and Farrans put forward the Rapidres precast option. This is a more sustainable method of construction which results in less lorries to site to cut down the carbon footprint. It is also a robust solution from an acoustic and fire safety perspective.”
Seamus McKeague, CEO of Creagh Concrete, said: “We’re delighted to be involved in this prestigious project with Farrans. Creagh has been actively investing in Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) for some time now with the development of our ‘Rapidres’ system and delivering real programme savings projects. ‘Rapidres’ is a proven method that we know will deliver project certainty, better quality and improved whole life cost benefits for our clients.”