Fusion Building Systems has been selected as a Finalist in the Best Use of Steel Technology category of the 2020 Offsite Construction Awards. Its shortlist status is in recognition of its work on the University of Sussex, East Slopes’ Residences project for Main Contractor, Balfour Beatty.
Over 200 entries were received for this year’s Awards from companies who are at the forefront of the offsite industry, and Fusion’s work on the 2,000 bed student accommodation project deservedly earned its place in the Finalist’s line up.
With 21 categories, the Offsite Awards recognise excellence across every aspect of the industry from hybrid and modular technology to engineering and installation, ensuring that all aspects of the offsite building process are celebrated. Since its inception in 2014, the Offsite Awards have grown in stature and this year the judges commented on the standard being ‘higher than ever’ and that competition to be shortlisted had been ‘fierce’.
Explaining Fusion’s Award entry, Director, Mike Fairey said: “With over 2,000 student beds and a total project value for Balfour Beatty of around £150million, the University of Sussex East Slopes’ Residences project is one of the single largest, successful offsite construction projects of its kind ever built in the UK. Every aspect of this project is worthy of recognition, but it’s the success achieved through the collaboration and integration of its key supply chain team which is a stand out headline alone.
“As the construction industry increases its adoption of offsite methods, this project acted as a learning experience for all involved. It was the mutual respect and partnership spirit adopted by each organisation however, which ultimately saw this project achieve a successful completion. Hopefully, that same level of success will see us announced as the Award winner in our category later in the year.”
The Offsite Construction Award winners will be announced at online event in September. More details are expected to be published soon at https://www.offsiteawards.co.uk/