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FUSION BUILDING Systems, the designer, engineer and manufacturer of light gauge steel panelised superstructures has completed its 8000th student bedroom, making it potentially one of the biggest providers of offsite systems for this specialist accommodation sector in the UK.
The landmark figure was reached by the Northampton-based business during its works on the new 2,117-bed University of Sussex campus for contractor, Balfour Beatty. On this project and more than 25 others over the past 10 years, it’s Fusion’s experience, quality of product and commitment to delivering on time and budget, which is seeing it become a market leader. IF YOU can find 12 SCIENCE FICTION FILMS in the Over the past 18 months alone, Fusion has built close to 2,000 student Wordsearch grid above, you could win yourself a £20 beds including contracts for The Globe Works in Birmingham, Lillie House ALIENS Restaurant in Leicester, Bromsgrove Street in Birmingham, Alpha Developments in ARRIVAL Choice Gift Voucher. Stoke on Trent, Neville’s Cross in Durham and Cathedral View in Derby. All BACKTOTHEFUTURE you have to do to go into the draw is find - and mark a line Robert Clark, Fusion Building Systems Business Development Director, BLADERUNNER through - 12 popular science fiction films. These can run vertically, said: “The UK’s student population is thriving and there’s a rising demand CHILDRENOFMEN horizontally or diagonally (and backwards!). INDEPENDENCEDAY for high quality accommodation. While campuses continue to expand, the Send your marked entry forms to: FLUX CAPACITOR, JURASSICPARK private sector has built over 100,000 new student beds over the past 10 Leicestershire Builder, PO Box 8, Markfield, Leics. LE67 9ZT PLANETOFTHEAPES years - and the opportunity for investment is growing. to arrive by TUESDAY 17TH APRIL 2018. Please remember to STARWARS “Offsite construction has found a niche in this market - offering developers fill THEMATRIX in your name and address. The sender of the first correct entry predictability and a fast pace of build. But while we may have our THETERMINATOR drawn out of the hat will win the £20 Gift Card. Good luck! experience to talk about in this sector, we don’t rest on our laurels - we’ve WESTWORLD worked hard to complete 8,000 student beds and know we need to Restaurant Choice Gift Cards can be used in over 1000 UK continue to innovate and invest to keep up with market demand.” Restaurants. From hand-picked independent restaurants to a great Fusion starts by working with project architects to develop designs, selection of popular dining groups – Nando’s, Café Rouge, Jamie’s then engineers and manufactures the system at its own facility, making it Italian, PizzaExpress, Zizzi, Ask Italian and Yo! Sushi. They can be Created by Puzzlemaker at DiscoveryEducation.com completely accountable for its quality. Its panelised system then arrives on used for food and drinks, set menus, indeed any dish on the menu. site fully insulated, ready for erection by its own qualified team. The entire Visit the website at www.restaurantchoice.co.uk for more information. process produces virtually zero waste and all materials used are completely recyclable. Robert continued: “Developers often contact us when they realise Here are the 12 SCI-FI FILMS you have to find: traditional building methods aren’t going to work for them - often due to site access limitations, or the speed of build required. But when they ALIENS • ARRIVAL • BACK TO THE FUTURE • BLADE RUNNER see how efficient our system is, they’re keen to establish us as a long term CHILDREN OF MEN • INDEPENDENCE DAY • JURASSIC PARK supply chain partner, enjoying our design and manufacturing flexibility and speed of erection on site.” PLANET OF THE APES • STAR WARS • THE MATRIX Talking about Fusion’s work at Cathedral View in Derby, Martyn Hicks THE TERMINATOR • WESTWORLD of contractor, D W Hicks, added: “We were originally planning Cathedral Road with traditional methods in mind, but time and cost constraints simply didn’t allow for it. So, this was the first time we’d worked with Fusion and based on many factors which contributed to the success of this project, we Name: .............................................................................................................. now have two further student accommodation projects underway with them, worth £48 million.” Address: ............................................................................................................. .............................................................................Postcode: ............................. Last Month’s Wordsearch Winner was:
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