Union Wharf

Location: Greenwich, London

Country: United Kingdom

Client: Elements Europe

Architect: Assael/HTA

The Union Wharf development is a ground-breaking mixed-use build-to-rent scheme situated in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. The development, comprising of 2 No. blocks, offering 249 homes exclusively designed for families with concierge, restaurant, nursery and flexible commercial space at ground level.

The construction of the apartments were built using off-site construction methods. Each apartment was pre-fabricated (including electrics and plumbing) using a volumetric modular system developed by Elements UK and fabricated off-site at their factory in Telford.
The modules were shipped to site at a rate of 20 per week, dramatically reducing the construction programme, while eliminating many of the risk and uncertainties associated with traditional construction methods.

As specialists in modern methods of construction, Meinhardt UK’s role in this innovative scheme has been to establish and put into practice standard methods and procedures for the effective delivery of this modular project.

Union Wharf is one of the first high-rise residential projects in the UK to use volumetric offsite construction.