EOS Facades – Celebrate Success at the Offsite Awards

The Offsite Construction Awards are a platform to showcase innovation, celebrate best practice and recognise overall expertise in offsite construction and with over 200 hundred entries – competition was fierce. EOS Facades reached the finals in no less than four categories and were delighted to collect two awards on the night.
Steve Thompson, MD of EOS Facades, said of the success: “The EOS team had an excellent evening and we are delighted to be presented with two awards on the night. It is a great accolade to have our work recognised by such a prestigious panel of judges.”

The first award went Southwark Town Hall, highly commended in Commercial Project of the Year category.
“This was a challenging and complex project which called for some well thought through solutions,” said Steve. “A fresh approach, respecting the existing structure’s heritage and character was required – combined with innovative solutions to bring the contemporary elements and the historic features together in one coherent design.”

Transformed using offsite technology – the mixed-use commercial scheme offers leisure facilities including a theatre, café, artist studios, whilst also housing student accommodation for Goldsmiths University. Cost and programme certainty, together with sustainability and versatility, were the key drivers for the specification of an offsite manufactured steel framing system for the Southwark Town Hall development. Speed of build to accommodate the students of Goldsmiths University in time for the new semester, was another crucial requirement behind the specification decision.

The second award went to EOS Facade’s Brodick Ferry Terminal, highly commended in Infrastructure Project of the Year. The £18m development on the Isle of Arran, enhances connectivity and ultimately tourism, between the mainland and the remote island. The adverse weather and the ground conditions presented major challenges for the design and construction teams. Built on solid rock, traditional foundations and construction methods were not an option – offsite technology offered the only viable solution.

The robust steel framing system, designed, manufactured and supplied by EOS Facades, is strong, resilient and developed to deal with the increased wind loads of the island location, whilst remaining a highly efficient solution. This striking ferry terminal demonstrates the immense capabilities of efficient offsite construction methods. EOS were able to meet the tight deadline with a rapid and robust predominantly offsite system, which provided the optimum solution to deliver this challenging project.

Products and Services
EOS Facades are running a CPD accredited factory tour at their facility in County Durham on the 20th September 2018. Hosted by the EOS technical team together with the Siniat specification team – the event is completely free to attend. For more information on EOS Facades’ products, services and factory tours go to: www.eosframing.co.uk

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