Sarah Swift Crowned Offsite Project of the Year

Following their success at the Offsite Awards, the prominent steel framing systems innovator EOS, picked up yet another trophy at the 2019 Celebrating Construction Awards for the East Midlands, where the hugely successful Sarah Swift building was crowned Offsite Project of the Year.

The new academic building named after Lincolnshire’s Dame Sarah Swift, is home to the University of Lincoln’s School of Health and Social Care and Psychology – providing a broad spectrum of research and learning spaces that spans from offices and laboratories to teaching areas and nurse training facilities.

As the new 5,500m² building houses laboratories which include vibration-sensitive equipment – the main contractor had to meet challenging design specifications. A key element of the brief for this specialist building was to create spaces that have the right environmental conditions, vibration levels and acoustic separation for their different functions, while ensuring the building remains simple to commission, build and operate.

EOS designed and manufactured a robust steel framing infill panel solution for the Sarah Swift building to meet the project brief. Bespoke zed bars were developed for overhang and intumescent paint clearance. Through careful design detailing and value engineering, EOS was able to design and offsite manufacture the highest quality steel framing solutions to deliver this environmentally sustainable project on time and to budget.

Steve Thompson Managing Director at EOS of the project: “Through forming close partnerships with the architects and engineers, we were able to design and offsite manufacture the highest quality steel framing solution to deliver an environmentally sustainable project that met the challenging brief. Not only is this building outstanding but the pioneering work that is taking place within makes this accolade even more rewarding.”

Product and Service Range

As a leading innovator in light steel frame design and manufacturer, EOS delivers award-winning systems across a wide range of construction sectors. Their product and service range are underpinned by investment in state-of-the-art design and manufacturing technology.

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