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
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

Xella Silka Element System
Xella Silka Factsheet

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.

Construction Achievements:

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

Key Performance Indicators


  • 26 weeks in planning and design

  • 12 weeks in Dfma

  • 32 weeks on site


  • Weeks less time on site than a traditional build

  • 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

  • Lower insurance risk and costs

  • 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


  • Design Warranty for MFS design & builds

  • 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

The Role of MFS

MFS became involved after this project was starting to over-run…

MFS Design Innovations


Client Testimonial

Managing QS – London commented “We’ve got the best solution and best people to deliver it”

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