Highpoint View

New build



This eight-storey CLT (cross-laminated timber) new build was built by Peabody Housing Association to provide 115 affordable homes as part of a regeneration of a former hotel site in Elephant & Castle, London.

The project was part of a larger site regeneration scheme with other construction taking part concurrently, so speed and resource efficiency were critical to ensuring the scheme was succesfully completed on-time.

Main contractor Eurban developed innovative engineering solutions for the CLT construction, to optimise resource efficiency and reduce time on-site. Detailed 4-D BIM models (including time planning) were used to ensure the CLT frame was right first time and enabled efficient planning of trades on-site.

The resulting building exemplifies an alternative, timber construction typology, demonstrating how materials with low embodied carbon can be utilised in high-tech, engineering-led design for affordable housing at scale.


Key Features

  • CLT (engineered timber) construction
  • Innovative engineering solutions to simplify construction and reduce time on-site
  • Building was water-tight much faster than with typical construction
  • Resource efficiency and careful planning using BIM ensured complex site management ran smoothly

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