Tide and Vision achieve trio of awards

Held in London last month, Tide and Vision won the ‘Winner of Winners’ gong at the Tall Buildings Conference & Awards 2024.

Ten Degrees and College Road, Croydon. Tide and Vision have been recognised for their volumetric achievements | BTR News
Ten Degrees and College Road, Croydon. Tide and Vision have been recognised for their volumetric achievements. Image credit: Tide and Apex Drone Photography.

Volumetric developer and contractor Tide has won three awards at the Tall Buildings Conference & Awards 2024. Tide successfully won the gongs for Tall Building Technology Innovation and Best Residential Tall Building Project.

In addition, the company was crowned ‘Winner of Winners’ at the ceremony, which was hosted by NLA co-founder Peter Murray, who also presented the awards to winners.

The Tall Building Technology Innovation Award recognised that Tide’s sister company and 3D volumetric specialist, Vision, and its groundbreaking offsite technology, is revolutionising volumetric high-rise developments, delivering over £4bn worth of assets.

The Best Residential Tall Building Project Award category considered the efficiency shown in delivering one of the tallest volumetric developments in the world, College Road, which is opposite East Croydon station in South London.

The College Road scheme comprises two towers, one of 35 storeys, and the other 50 storey building operates as Outpost Management Ltd’s Enclave: Croydon Build to Rent scheme.

Together, they contain nearly 1,000 new homes. The development also stands alongside another award-winning Tide volumetric development, Greystar’s Ten Degrees Build to Rent scheme, which is a 135-metre tower containing 546 apartments across 44 floors.

Furthermore, Tide and Vision’s engineers BMCE and MJHSE were highly commended for their works and significant involvement at the College Road development.

“Such recognition means the world to us. But the work we do is the most important thing: providing homes and amenities of exceptional quality for those who need them quickly and efficiently, while cutting carbon emissions and providing good returns for our investors, and speedy ROI.”

Darren Twomey, Director, Tide Construction

As both developer and contractor for College Road, Tide managed to cut traditional construction times by 40%. The efficiency of Vision’s offsite technology resulted in nearly three quarters of the entire development’s floor plate being installed in under a third of the programme, securing the 28-month delivery schedule.

During the event, Director at Turner & Townsend Alinea (TTA) and Chair of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, Steve Watts, expressed his admiration for Tide and Vision’s work. He noted that the company’s award presentation had been ‘a powerful reminder of how good volumetric can be’.

“Through Vision, we have delivered numerous tall buildings across the country, driving a growing trend to use modern methods of construction to create comfortable, affordable and secure accommodation, ranging from student living to rental properties.

“We are passionate about leading the next generation of offsite development, one which will take us from a modular past into a sustainable, 3D volumetric future. Together with Vision, we will continue to drive the modernisation of construction and real estate in the UK.”

Christy Hayes, CEO, Tide and Vision

The Tall Buildings Conference & Awards is an industry-recognised forum in which to debate and discuss issues impacting the tall buildings sector, alongside providing the opportunity to look to the future and explore the technologies that are advancing the design and construction process around volumetric delivery.