Project Description

Albion Street, Brighton

MFS were appointed in early 2021 to work with Westridge Construction Limited on a new project, providing full structural engineering and design services delivered in BIM from the outset. MFS are then commissioned to complete the construction of the 49 apartments, over two separate blocks of five and six storeys for the housing authority, utilising the MFS i-Form Solution™. Our P-DfMA approach to MMC.

Green Housing

‘A’
Rated

Construction at a glance:

Location: Brighton
Client: Westridge Construction Limited
Build TypeResidential Medium-High Rise
No of Units: 49 apartments over two blocks of five & six storeys
Status: 2021 Project
Build Duration: Estimated 26 weeks on site
System: MFS i-Form Solution™

Construction Platforms:

  • Xella Silka large format blocks
  • Structural Steel Frame
  • PreCast Concrete Hollowcore floor planks
  • Addresses Class 2B Disproportionate Collapse
  • PreCast Concrete Stairs & balconies
  • VHP Full Height Wall Panels
Contact us

Project Details

Xella Ytong System
Xella Ytong Factsheet

We’re very excited to be bringing our MFS i-Form Solution™ to a project of this profile and scale. MFS are taking total Design Responsibility in BIM for the Structural Design and have addressed all associated Class 2B Disproportionate Collapse works.

Using our experience and expertise in intelligent value engineering, we have developed innovative, cost effective solutions that meet the growing environmental demands of today’s housing industry and offer best value in the long term. The combination of ‘platforms’ includes large format Xella Silka Elements, PCC hollowcore floors, balconies and other standardised construction components, that are precision engineered in factory conditions offsite

Norman Hinckes MD of Masonry Frame Systems

‘We are delighted to confirm our appointment on the Albion St project. This marks a milestone as the 1st formal appointment since the registration and launch of the MFS i-Form Solution™ in autumn 2020, and renews our longstanding acquaintance with Westridge Construction Ltd. As we emerge from the covid restrictions, we see enormous potential in the i-Form Solution as the take up of MMC and PDfMA continues to gain traction. Whilst relevant for most medium to high rise construction, at 5 storeys and above, we believe our system is in a class of its own’

Construction Achievements:

0 weeks
On Site
0%
Reduction in Labour
0%
Zero Waste to Landfill
0%
Estimated Saving

Key Performance Indicators

Timescale

  • 26 weeks in planning and design

  • 12 weeks in Dfma

  • 26 weeks on site

Savings

  • Phased payment plan

  • 10 weeks less time estimated on site than RC frame

  • 80% less labour required

  • No internal scaffolding

  • Zero Waste to Landfill

  • Estimated to save 20% on overall build spend

Performance

  • Fire resistant: Excellent 4hrs+

  • Acoustic: Excellent

  • Thermal Mass: Good

  • Green Credentials: A rated

Compliance

  • Fully BIM compliant

  • Design Warranty

  • Part E & Part L Building regs

  • Meets Approved Document A3 Disproportionate Collapse Class 2B

The Role of MFS

With a combination of construction ‘platforms’ including the Xella Silka Element system, PCC floors, balconies and other components, together with their in-house structural engineering team, MFS are proud to bring their own PDfMA approach (trademarked as the i-Form Solution™) to market and see massive benefits for the ‘medium to high’ rise residential sector.

MFS Design Innovations

49 luxury apartments over two 5 & 6 storey blocks, using the MFS i-Form Solution™ – a platform approach to MMC. Utilising the primary platform of Xella Silka large format blocks, this project represents another achievement for MFS as they have taken total Design Responsibility for the Structural Design, which is being delivered in BIM from the outset.

Client Testimonial

“We are glad to be working with Masonry Frame Systems as they assist us in delivering this important project. The MFS i-Form Solution™ has promised to deliver cost and programme benefits and we look forward to seeing those benefits realised as the scheme progresses.”

Dan Gill, Westridge Construction Ltd

Construction Image Gallery

Contact Masonry Frame Systems

    Please tick this box if you would like to be kept up to date with our latest news and projects, you can unsubscribe at any time.

    Find out how the MFS i-Form Solution™ could save time, labour & money on your next construction project, please get in touch.

    Book a CPD presentation for your team.

    Connect with MFS