Unite Modular Solutions Ltd has been appointed by Sir Robert McAlpine Limited as the specialist modular contractor for the new £25m Wave Hotel and Apartments opening at Butlins Bognor Regis in 2012.
Using volumetric modular construction - the fast-track design and factory manufacture of volumetric units in the form of lightweight steel frame technology that are then joined together on site – the eight-storey development will contain 532 modules manufactured at Unite Modular Solutions’ state-of-the-art Gloucestershire factory.
Located on the western side of the resort, the building will incorporate multi-sided modules, luxury fit outs, and structural interface within the modular structure to deliver external balconies, which help ensure a nautical theme to complement the seaside setting.
As well as the project benefitting from volumetric modular construction’s ability to provide benefits in cost and programme reductions, it will also receive enhancements to build quality, improved health and safety on site, a significant reduction in environmental impact and improved through-life performance.
To date, UMS has manufactured and installed over 19,000 volumetric modules into a diverse range of projects including residential and student accommodation.