05Jul
2016

steel off-site manufacturing
LSF for London Residential Developments

Elements Europe has designed, manufactured and delivered its Light Steel Frame (LSF) system to two London residential developments.

Prime City Developments approached Elements Europe to supply Light Steel Frame in stick format to a development of 35 residential apartments in Grays, Essex and 19 luxury apartments in Tyssen Street, North London.

The two developments have a concrete structure formed by the main contractor. Using the light steel frame sticks, the main contractor will form external non-structural wall panels around the perimeter of the building into the structural concrete frame.

Elements Europe’s design team worked closely with the developments architects BN1 Architects and Open Architecture to bring the design and engineering of the system to manufacture.

The systems have been manufactured at Elements Europe’s dedicated manufacturing site in Telford, Shropshire where it has machines capable of manufacturing steel sticks to numerous sizes and gauges.

Aside to the non-structural panels offered on the two above developments, Elements Europe also provides a Light Steel Frame load bearing system which is lightweight, minimising foundation and load bearing structure design.

Mark Jowett Design Manager at Elements Europe commented “These were two great projects to work on for Prime City Developments.”

“The LSF system has many great facets that are ideal for low and high rise accommodation. Listening to the market, LSF structures are something we will be doing a lot more of in the near future.” Added Jowett.

Image courtesy of Open Architecture.

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