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23 years

Colindale Phase 4 – Former British Newspaper Library

Client: Fairview New Homes
Value: £14.50M
Duration:May 2015 – Dec 2016
Project Type: Groundwork and RC Frames

Project Description

Construction of RC Groundworks and RC Frames to Blocks A, B, C/E, D and F. Under-slab and site-wide drainage and services, road construction and hard landscaping works.

Scope of Works

The Project scope comprised:

Substructure groundworks

  • Deep drainage and district heating works
  • A large tubosider (700,000L) tank for water attenuation
  • Pile caps and ground beams
  • Infrastructure roads to service all the new blocks
  • Services

Super structure works

  • Under croft car parks to 4 of the 6 blocks
  • Podium slabs with landscaped gardens of which Modebest did all the hard landscaping. This included timber planters and street furniture also.
  • Concrete frames to all blocks: 11 storey (Block A), 9 storey (C/E) and 6 storey (B, D & F)

Overall the client was very satisfied as the programme was met successfully although there was a late start in getting site possession.




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1st December 2016

Modebest are awarded Thorn Turn site safety award, November 2016 from Morgan Sindall

Our operative, Ioan-Iulian Costan won the Thorn Turn, Highways Depot project Health and safety award for November 2016. Read more...

27th October 2016

Modebest win major CONSTRUCT Award

Modebest are proud to have won a CONSTRUCT Innovation Award at the annual awards during October 2016. Our project at Abbey Mills, Shaft F, for our client MVB Joint Venture, was the overall winner in the category of Projects over £2.50M that exemplify innovation and people talent in the concrete sector. Read more...

1st September 2016

Modebest has recently commenced work on a civil engineering project at Thorn Turn Waste Park & Highways Depot, Houghton Regis, Bedfordshire for Morgan Sindall

Modebest are delighted to have recently been awarded a civil engineering contract by our client Morgan Sindall for a project, Thorn Turn Waste Park & Highways Depot. Read more...

25th July 2016

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Modebest are engaged as a Principle Contractor for a Design & Build project at Fulham High Street. The project is for the Enabling and Archaeological works incorporating sheet piling to the basement, bored piling, basement excavation and reinforced concrete foundations. Read more...

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