Innovative Hinkley Point MMC fenestration recognised in the finals of national glazing awards

The collaborative work between leading system’s company Deceuninck and specialist fabricator and installer partner Dempsey Dyer has been recognised in the glass and glazing industry’s leading national awards: The G-17s. Reaching the finals of the coveted Commercial Project of the Year, the works are being celebrated for the UK’s largest ever single block modular contract: Hinkley Point Campus (HPC).

Deceuninck’s Managing Director Rob McGlennon comments:

“Responding to the UK’s relentless demand for new housing, the construction sector has been driven over recent years to innovate and develop new commercial solutions that eliminate waste, time and cost and help contend with the skills shortage. Innovation is precisely what we are able to showcase on the £50 million Hinkley Point Campus development.

“When completed in 2018, HPC will provide 1,496 three-star hotel equivalent, en-suite living spaces across 44 individual buildings. The Workers’ Village will be home over the next 6-7 years to workers building the Hinkley Point C Power Station, the UK’s first nuclear plant in 20 years. At peak construction, 5,600 workers will be on site. The build comprises 44 3-storey multi-section blocks, each block having 13 stacks with 6 windows per stack. All the units are 99% built at Caledonian Modular’s Nottinghamshire offsite facility where the windows are fitted into the structure framework and wall systems using EPDM sealants and membranes. This means the accommodation blocks are watertight and airtight when they leave the MMC facility to be transported to Somerset where they are craned and bolted together and plumbing and electrical wiring is finished off.

PROJECT AT A GLANCE

  • Fabricator & Installer: Dempsey Dyer
  • MMC Contractor: Caledonian Modular
  • Main Contractor: Laing O’Rourke
  • Client: EDF Energy
  • Window Programme: 12 months starting Spring 2017
  • 3432 tilt-only windows (Deceuninck 2500 series, anthracite Grey RAL 7016)
  • Value £1.75 million
  • Off-site full EPDM window installation into modular living spaces before transportation from Midlands factory to HPC in Somerset

Rob concludes:

“With a heritage spanning eight decades, Deceuninck is one of the top three PVC-U extrusion systems’ companies in the world which means we’re in a strong position to share best practice, introduce innovation and invest in the future of our industry when it comes to new manufacturing and installation solutions. Collaborating on projects like Hinkley Point will ensure Deceuninck, our customers, and our specification partners remain at the forefront.”

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