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Seafront apartments are put in the frame

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More than 200t of cold rolled steel from Metsec’s Framing Division fa- cilitated the fast track completion of two multi-storey apartment blocks on the seafront at North Bay, Scar- borough.

The Sands is a multi-million pound phased leisure development on 55 acres of land owned by Scarbor- ough Borough Council. Completing the scheme are 96 luxury one, two and three bedroom apartments and four penthouses.

Metframe contrac- tors PAW Structures fabricated the light- weight framing elements offsite, bolting together light gauge galva- nised steel components supplied al- ready cut to length, then transported them to site for final assembly.

This time saving building tech- nique meant that apartments were ready for the first residents to move into less than 21 months after demo- lition of the earlier buildings.

The two residential blocks, the five-storey Kepwick House, and the adjacent six-storey elliptical Lockton House, both include ground floor re- tail units.

The project’s prefabricated struc- tures include Metframe cantilevered balconies tied back into the main framework. Exterior walls are clad in cement particle board with an in- sulated rendered finish. The project was built for developer Benchmark Properties by main contractor Tolent Construction.

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