In 2013, the Shubette House in London was due for an upgrade. Commissioned by Pinnacle Developments, architects at HTA Design LLP (Hunt Thompson) was tasked with creating a design that would satisfy the need for a mixed-use space. The intent for the building was that it would be used for commercial, residential and hospitality needs. The end result was a magnificent, color-shifting modular building that became one of London’s tallest modular structures.
There are a plethora of advantages that are typically associated with modular construction. For example, parts are prefabricated off-site. This results in the reduction of on-site waste, and a decreased likelihood of on-site human error. In the case of the mixed-use development, Vision Modular Systems (VMS) manufactured the prefabricated modules, where they were then delivered on-site by crane. Exterior cladding and roofing, however, was installed on site.