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24 years

Colindale Phase 4 – Former British Newspaper Library

Client: Fairview New Homes
Value: £14.50M
Duration:May 2015 – Dec 2016
Project Type: Groundwork and RC Frames

Project Description

Construction of RC Groundworks and RC Frames to Blocks A, B, C/E, D and F. Under-slab and site-wide drainage and services, road construction and hard landscaping works.

Scope of Works

The Project scope comprised:

Substructure groundworks

  • Deep drainage and district heating works
  • A large tubosider (700,000L) tank for water attenuation
  • Pile caps and ground beams
  • Infrastructure roads to service all the new blocks
  • Services

Super structure works

  • Under croft car parks to 4 of the 6 blocks
  • Podium slabs with landscaped gardens of which Modebest did all the hard landscaping. This included timber planters and street furniture also.
  • Concrete frames to all blocks: 11 storey (Block A), 9 storey (C/E) and 6 storey (B, D & F)

Overall the client was very satisfied as the programme was met successfully although there was a late start in getting site possession.




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14th November 2019

A Modebest site supervisor wins the Wates “Supervisor of the year” Award

Modebest is proud to announce that the Wates “Supervisor of the year” Winning Award is for one of our site supervisors, Daniel Blanita, at Farmiloe Building’s renovation and development project, Farringdon, London. Read more...

16th September 2018

Charity Bicycle Run from London to Brighton

Modebest team take part in demanding cycle run from Clapham Common to Brighton in aid of Centrepoint Read more...

5th September 2018


Modebest Builders are proud to be supporting the BBC DIY SOS programme as they build a brand-new home for the Dale Youth Boxing Club. Read more...

14th May 2018

Modebest has Moved to Brand New Premises

Modebest is proud to announce that we have constructed bespoke brand-new premises which we have called ‘MOY HOUSE’. Read more...

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