G8 Summit – Defence Accommodation

Client: Police Service of Northern Ireland

Architect: Aecom

Elements Europe delivered 170 defence units to the G8 Summit in Northern Ireland to house 1350 security personnel.

The Light Steel Frame units comprise of cold rolled steel C-sections fitted externally with 18mm marine ply wood, a breathable membrane and dark grey cladding with the appearance of rendered spar dash. Internally the walls were lined with fire-line board and pre-finished wood.

Each unit is 7m long, 3m high and over 4m wide and contains two rooms. Each room features two bunk beds and two en-suite bathrooms making it suitable for military use. The configuration which was designed according to the client’s specification, accommodates four soldiers per room and eight per unit.

The units are weather proof, durable and thermally efficient and do not leave a footprint. They can easily be connected to mains water and electricity and in cases where neither of these are available the units can instead be hooked up to generators and mobile water and waste water units.