New heights of modular construction are being reached on a regular basis as developers discover the benefits this building technology has to offer.

Apex House in Wembley is made up of 679 modules and delivers over 580 rooms that will be ready for students to move into in September. The development will also include communal facilities, such as a cinema, and an outdoor courtyard.

The total build time was 12 months, with the modules being stacked up in just 13 weeks to the height of 90 metres. Apex House will be managed by Scape, a student housing operator, and was designed by architects HTA Design LLP. The building has a BREAAM rating of ‘Excellent’.

Prior to this project, Tide Construction and Vision Modular Systems also held the title for the tallest modular tower in Europe with a 25-storey student accommodation scheme in Wolverhampton that was completed in 2009.

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