Project Description

Panorama Apartments

MFS were appointed by Hyper Construction Ltd to deliver the complete structural envelope for the Panorama project in Ashford, Kent using the Xella Silka Element building system.

Work started in December 2018 on the superstructure construction of the 110 Apartments in 2 blocks; 4 storeys and 6 storeys respectively.

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Construction at a glance:

Location: Ashford in Kent
Client: Hyper Construction Ltd
Build TypeResidential High Rise
No of Units: 110 apartments over 2 blocks, 4 and 6 storeys
Status: Commenced in December 2018, an ongoing project
Build Duration: Due to complete mid 2019
MFS System: Xella Silka Element System

Additional build requirements:

  • Precast concrete floor planks & landings
  • Stairs & balconies
  • Roof trusses
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Project Details

In January 2019 we welcomed Peter, the 1st of two new apprentices to join the MFS team. Peter was shortlisted from a group of 16 boys via Concept Training, and did so well in his skills test that we were thrilled to offer him the 1st apprenticeship. MFS are committed to investing in training and bringing young talent into the construction industry. Despite the cold January weather the Xella Silka blockwork project at our Ashford site continued apace. With the thin joint mortar setting within 2 hours and load bearing within 24 hours – even at temperatures as low as -3 degrees.

Construction Achievements:

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less time on site
Reduction in Labour
Less waste on site
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Overall build saving

Key Performance Indicators


  • 10 weeks in Dfma

  • 26 weeks on site


  • Significant reduction in overall build spend

  • 50% less labour required

  • 100% less waste on site

  • Reduction in defects and higher build accuracy

  • No internal scaffolding

  • Occupation weeks earlier than traditional builds


  • Fully load bearing: Up to 10 storeys

  • Thin Joint Mortar: Sets within 2 hours vs traditional 24

  • Fire resistant: Excellent 4hrs+

  • Acoustic: Excellent

  • Thermal: Good

  • Green Credentials: A rated


  • NHBC Approved and BBA Certified

  • Part E & Part L Building regs

  • Meets Approved Document A3 Disproportionate Collapse Class 2A & 2B

  • BIM compliant

  • Advanced and environmentally friendly manufacturing process

Latest Update June 2019 – the east block is progressing well.

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