The exclusive Forbes Place development at Stoneywood, Aberdeen comprises of four apartment blocks: two with seven storeys, two with five storeys supplying a total of 276 apartments. The development was constructed using ‘Rapidres’, our innovative offsite fast track modular precast concrete build system, delivering robust traditional style construction & significant programme savings. The build was manufactured offsite & took 40 weeks to complete consisting of precast panels, columns, transfer beams, hollowcore flooring, internal cross walls, lift shafts, stair flights & landings.
Each apartment block also has underground parking for approx. 80 cars. Forbes Place is one of the first build-to-rent developments in Scotland, built by premium contractor Dandara to address a critical lack of high standard accommodation for professionals in the city of Aberdeen.
‘Rapidres’ is a good example of a structural cross wall design, which is ideally suited to multi-storey projects where the layout is replicated consistently across each floor. While most projects will have variation of layout in mixed-use spaces on the ground floor, this is routinely dealt with using a structural podium which forms the base for the offsite structure. The total frame solution forms structural walls and solid hollowcore flooring, construction speed is greater than alternative systems.
The development was designed, constructed and maintained to the very highest standards, for the build to rent sector to provide homes for economically mobile professionals who prefer to rent over being tied to a purchase. The apartments are highly energy efficient and have been given an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of Band B. Dandara supply ongoing facilities management of the apartments, including a 24/7 onsite concierge.
Dandara were so impressed with ‘Rapidres’ on the successful build at the Forbes Place apartment development, that they are now using it on another residential development in Birmingham.