Sapphire meets delivery challenge at Greenwich Millenium Village

Sapphire’s industry-leading balcony design and offsite manufacturing capabilities were integral to success when the programme for Greenwich Millennium Village (GMV) phase 5 was shortened so the development could be completed ahead of schedule. Balconies for 71 new homes had to be delivered quickly and efficiently, without compromising on precision and quality control.

Each building in the prestigious development has its own unique character, with balconies by Sapphire adding a distinctive feature and giving apartments an attractive, valuable area of outdoor space. However, the principal challenge of the GMV phase 5 development was the delivery time.

Sapphire’s offsite modular balcony system featuring its Glide-OnTM technology provided the perfect solution. After receiving confirmation of the reduced deadline, Sapphire was able to manufacture, prepare and store balconies for the project at its offsite location, saving the client storage space on site.  The preassembled balconies, including Crystal® frameless, structural glass balustrades, decking and soffits, could then be delivered as needed ready for quick and easy installation. Once on site and lifted into position the Cassettes® simply Glide-OnTM to the pre-erected support arms, before completing the simple mechanical fixings.

Thanks to its storage and logistical capabilities, Sapphire was able to deliver the project to time, even in light of the reduced deadline. Furthermore, the ease of installation meant fitting the balconies was swift and hassle-free. This quick turnaround was achieved without compromising on quality – Sapphire’s balconies offer twice the rigidity specified in the British Standards and are beautifully finished.

The first of the Government’s Millennium Communities, GMV phase 5 is a mixed-use development on the Greenwich Peninsula built according to the Code for Sustainable Homes, Level 4. Sustainability and inclusivity are at the heart of the project and the developers and architects have combined innovative design, construction and planning to create a variety of housing types and tenures alongside excellent amenities and green spaces.

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