McMullen secures 41-floor flagship tower
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McMullen secures 41-floor flagship tower

McMullen Facades is set to embark on a unique partnership with main contractor Laing O’Rourke as part of a £15m contract to provide the full pre-fabricated facade for Two Fifty One, a new 41-storey residential development in London.

Developed by Oakmayne Properties and designed by architects Allies & Morrison, the striking new high-rise scheme is a key part of the wider regeneration of the Elephant and Castle area of the city. The development phase of the contract has seen close collaboration between McMullen and Laing O’Rourke to create a joint manufacturing approach to the project. The two companies have worked together to develop an off-site modular solution that is anticipated to bring numerous cost, quality and time benefits to the project.

The manufacturing of the glazed modules has already commenced at the McMullen factory in Moira and soon they will be transported to Laing O’Rourke‘s manufacturing facility in Steetley, Nottingham where they will be incorporated into pre-cast concrete cladding panels. The complete pre-fabricated panels will then be delivered to the London site using a ‘just in time’ approach. As the panels will be installed without the need for external access for the installation teams, the process is expected to be both quicker and significantly safer.

As well as the design, manufacture and installation of the glazing modules, McMullen’s contract includes the door systems, stylish glazed winter gardens and sliding screens. On the top 10 floors McMullen are designing and installing a bespoke sloped unitised facade system incorporating photovoltaic panels.

The team from McMullen Facades will be on site from March 2016 and will also deliver a unitised facade system to the new eight-storey commercial office block that forms part of the same development.

The new contract for Two Fifty One is the latest high-profile project to be undertaken by McMullen Facades in the Capital, with work progressing well on the vertical facade package for the 23-storey Elephant One development and the new Hoola scheme on Tidal Basin Road.

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