SECBE Blog on our Innovation SECBE Awards 2019 shortlisting for the Rosewell House project in Tonbridge, Kent

SECBE have published a blog featuring our project at Rosewell House, the Extra Care Housing complex in Tonbridge, Kent. The MFS DfMA approach for ‘medium to high’ rise construction of flats, apartments, care & retirement homes and student accommodation has been instrumental in changing the dynamics of the structural build programme and key to the main contractor achieving crucial milestone Golden Brick handover dates and the early release of the show complex.

Project highlights:

  • Manufacture of a prototype mini crane to meet with the UK Health &  Safety legislation as existing provision. MFS agreed to initially purchase 3 units – these are currently the only ones  that exist in the world
  • MFS were able to transform the dynamics of structural build programme, realising the full potential of the Silka Element system taking 12 weeks off of a critical Golden Brick milestone and 9 weeks off the Show Flat.
  • Helping to address the skills shortage for this sector of the market by improving productivity and attracting new entrants to the industry
  • Saving to the project in the region of £200,000
  • Overall there was a 50% reduction in traditional ‘labour’
  • The design is 100% fully BIM compliant enabling all clash detection and builders work holes and containment routes to be designed and formed, saving further time, money and potential disruption.