Work started on the 11th December to install Fusion Building Systems’ offsite light gauge steel superstructure at the Winwood Heights development which is taking place in Sherwood in Nottingham. Fusion have been contracted for this Nottingham development by Willmott Dixon for the client Nottingham City Homes.
This development will create Nottingham City Council’s new retirement village which will be situated in the north of the city. Fusion are working on this project using their patented panelised system that will be used in order to construct a four-storey, 44-home development. This project is expected to take around 16 weeks. Fusion Building Systems are working on this development as an established supply chain partner of Willmott Dixon however, Fusion’s light gauge steel system was selected for this project because of the rapid construction speed as opposed to traditional building methods. This offsite, panelised building solution is also ideal for working on a confined, city centre site. The flexibility that is offered by Fusion’s building method will allow for the creation of intricate structures and architectural features to be engineered into the design of the new Winwood Heights development.
The Director for Fusion Building Systems, Mike Fairey has said that the company has a long standing relationship with Willmott Dixon and is delighted to be selected to work on this project. The company have in the past worked on a number of different extra care facilities on behalf of other contractors therefore the experienced that has been obtained by these previous projects have helped to steer the company’s approach. The Sherwood site has a uniquely shaped floorplan, with construction over a transfer platform and structural integrity of the main entrance are a number of aspects in the design that the engineering teams have been working alongside Willmott Dixon to achieve.
Fusion will be working over the length of the project to erect four storeys of accommodation over a transfer platform, which is neighboured on either side by two already existing 15-storey blocks which are in the process of being modernised.