Client: Henderson Park
Vision Modular SystemsTen Degrees is a veritable showcase of the potential of our industry when designers, constructors, manufacturers, clients and council worked together in genuine collaboration. The redevelopment of the former Essex House at 100a George Street delivers the world’s tallest modular building, reusing a brownfield site that had been vacant for more than 30 years. The scheme comprises 546 new build to rent homes with shared amenities that include a podium garden, lounges and a co-working space around the arcade, roof top terraces at the top of each tower with , gyms, residents’ lounges, private dining rooms and event rooms.
The prominent location opposite East Croydon station makes this a compelling demonstration of the role that offsite manufacture can have in accelerating housing delivery. Tide Construction Ltd and specialist module provider Vision Modular Systems delivered the scheme using over 1,500 modules, reducing local disruption and improving the fabric performance to achieve 43 kWh/m2/yr in regulated energy. By using offsite construction we were able to reduce embodied carbon by 40% compared with traditional construction. The building rises as two connected towers of 44 and 38 storeys that are offset from one another. The faceted geometries of the building emerged from an appreciation of the mid-century neighbours including Richard Seifert’s No 1 Croydon. The detail of each elevations varies the rotation of facade panels and depth of framing elements by orientation to control privacy and solar shading.