London Borough of Brent Transforms Library with Modular Construction
Fusion21 member London Borough of Brent has transformed its Ealing Road Library after accessing Fusion21’s Modular Buildings Framework.
Having been appointed via direct award, leading design and build modular contractor Reds10 worked alongside award-winning Southstudio Architects on the project in Wembley, London.
After just 12 weeks on site – and while the library was fully functioning seven days a week - Reds10 provided two brand new modular units, not only expanding the library’s space but also providing a café and community/enterprise hub.
John Farley, Framework Manager (Heating & Renewables) at Fusion21 said: “Modular off-site construction is an innovative and cost-effective way to create more space – and it’s fantastic to see how this project has enhanced the Ealing Road Library facility for all of the community to enjoy.
“The ability to direct award to Reds10 has resulted in the project being mobilised on site quickly for the London Borough of Brent, with completion taking place in only 12 weeks – and without causing disruption to normal services.”
As part of the works, Reds10 also transformed the outside of the library with a pedestrianised zone fully resurfaced with granite sets, outside seating, landscaping and external lighting. The external areas will further enrich the library’s services by providing spaces for occasional cinema screenings, market days and more.
Commenting on her experience of working with Reds10 Christine Moore, Capital Project Manager at Brent Borough Council said: “Delivery of these pivotal modular units and amenity space was turned around efficiently, thanks to programme adherence and very good quality building standard achievements provided by Reds10.”
For more information about Fusion21’s Modular Building Framework click here.