Wates Construction has completed a new build modular constructed three storey wing to a luxury De Vere Country Hotel, following a major fire to the existing. A fast track build extensively and innovatively built using off-site prefabricated pods.FIND OUT MORE ABOUT WATES CONSTRUCTION
- 107 interlinked pods, each weighing 7 tonnes, formed the superstructure, no other frame required.
- Brick and render cladding enveloping the pods. Construction of the bedrooms and ancillary rooms, including staircases and lift shafts was modular. All pods delivered and installed with fixtures and fittings in situ. Riser cupboards included in the offsite manufacturing which accelerated MEP installation and design.
- All services could be dead tested at the factory prior to delivery with a second test just prior to handover creating a seamless process. We fabricated a dummy riser to allow for a practice installation to ensure that we knew the fastest and most effective linking of services into these riser cupboards from the pod rooms, working in collaboration with Wates Building Services. Successful fast track programme allowing the hotel to be up and running again in a short period of time.