We have recently completed our biggest ever steel project for Hochtief Murphy Joint Venture at New Cross, London. Eighty of our OpenSpace modules will provide the main project accommodation, comprising of 2,200m2 of total floor area, to HMJV personnel and contractors whilst they work on an eight-year project to deliver tunnelling and shaft work as part of the £1billion London Power Tunnels Project.
The London Power Tunnels project will see the construction of a 32.5km tunnel which will house electricity transmission cables, 30 metres underground. The new cables will replace three circuits that currently run under the surface of roads between Wimbledon in the southwest to Crayford in the southeast. The project has been developed to minimise disruption for Londoners, eliminating the need to dig up the existing cable infrastructure.
The eighty OpenSpace modules have been designed and manufactured at our factory in Nottingham, with our own site installers and contractors connecting the portable modular building to external services and fitting it out with air conditioning, emergency lighting, window blinds plus fire and intruder alarm systems. An integral lift system has been installed to allow easy access to all levels of this vast facility.
We designed this complex for HMJV to give them welfare facilities (a canteen, laundry room, faith room, gym, security office, induction room, showers, toilets and changing facilities) on the ground floor and office accommodation on the other three floors, topped off with a viewing gallery and platform.
Our standard windows have been replaced by floor to ceiling windows in three of the top floor modules to give views across the site and further afield to central London.
Daniel Holloway, Sales Director at AVDanzer says “we are delighted to have been selected by Hochtief Murphy JV, to design and build their office and welfare facilities at New Cross. Our designers, production team and installers have worked incredibly hard to deliver this 80-module complex on time and whilst working around the challenges of social distancing and lockdowns. We were proud to have been able to hand over this building to HMJV in December, to allow their site personnel to commence work on this important tunnelling project in March.”