Our first project working for Pocket Living involves the construction of 48 new homes for private sale at The Heights, Greenwich.  The project procured through a two-stage D&B process allowed Claritas to work with Pocket Living to maximise the potential of this development that had several challenges; the site was a former carpark, abutting a quarry, next to a train line and adjacent existing occupied residential dwellings. 

Marc Klus Claritas Preconstruction Director explains “the scheme was originally designed as a traditional RC Frame, however, following an appraisal of offsite options we identified the Intrastack panelised SFS/LGS frame as a solution, we were then able to work in collaboration with Intrastack and Pocket Living to redesign the structure and provide cost and time savings.”

The benefits of the Intrastack system for a project of this nature are numerous.  Not only does the system improve sustainability levels, it also reduces the level of intrusion to the local neighbourhood through reduced site traffic that an RC Frame would have created.  The system can be delivered in fewer loads and easily stacked and stored on the site which is tight for space.  Concrete deliveries were reduced by 50% and because of the way the frame is manufactured and delivered the amount of waste from site has also been significantly reduced.

Once complete, the Intrastack frame will also provide the finished building with an improved U-value of 0.14W/m2K (based on initial design proposals), as well as significantly improved acoustics.

The footage from our time lapse camera shows the speed at which the frame was completed in just 12 weeks with only one or two days lost due to high winds preventing crane lifts.

Claritas is able to provide offsite solution appraisals for all projects and Marc and his team are happy to assist with any viability studies for future projects.