Tallest Offsite Building in Europe Completed Within Twelve Months
The project, delivered by Tide Construction and Vision Modular Systems using highly advanced off-site techniques, has reached completion within just 12 months. The development of Apex House in the Wembley Regeneration Area within the London Borough of Brent has created 560 student rooms with communal facilities located around a landscaped courtyard.
It is the fourth project in the Wembley Regeneration Area to be delivered by the developer with HTA as architects, planning and sustainability consultants and landscape architects and at 29 storeys is not only the tallest building in the borough, but is also the tallest modular building in Europe.
The building has three discrete entities, with north and east blocks flanking the corner tower, to follow the building line, height and set backs of the adjacent Shubette House. The facade reinterprets the rich palette of varied terracotta panels from its neighbour with a slightly softer tonal range allowing a sympathetic transition to the tower. At the base of this block sits a cafe which is open to the public and students as well as a student lounge area.