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The Robinson

CASE STUDY

The Robinson became the first plot in Europe to have robotics deployed for construction purposes

A hotbed for innovation

The Robinson comprises 458 new homes across three blocks ranging in height from 10 to 21 storeys and will be complete in summer 2021. 

Sisk used slip form concrete on the site, a method which involves concrete being poured into a continuously moving form, allowing contractors to build vertically. The technique was used on two concrete cores, one of which at 22-storeys high. 

Wembley taxi lift

The Sisk team lifted hundreds of thousands of items in the construction of E05 but one of the most unique lifts was to see a refurbished London black cab hovering along the skyline at Wembley. 

The black cab was refurbished by Dub Box to designs by Fossey Arora. This black cab now serves black coffee on the roof top terrace of The Robinson.

Off-site construction

Sisk selected a precast concrete architectural façade with a composite window solution. This was the first time that architectural precast panels have been used at Wembley Park. 

The panels reduced the time spent constructing the façade on-site, removing the need for scaffolding, providing enhanced quality control and reducing the volume of labour on site. 

Over 1,600 panels were manufactured off site before being installed via a crane at the E05 plot.

3,000

Pre-hung door sets

2,000

Windows precast off-site

1,610

Brick faced precast façade panels

754

pre-fabricated bathroom pods off-site

Digital technology

Sisk has invested significantly to provide its project delivery team with the right tools and knowledge to get the best out of BIM and digitisation. This has been driven through its Digital Project Delivery (DPD) approach.

    By using 4D planning as a virtual construction rehearsal tool, Sisk has managed its programmes much more effectively

    Sustainable solutions are at the heart of The Robinson

    34%

    locals employed

    33

    apprentices hired

    22

    local apprentices hired

    India Covid relief fund

    The Sisk team at The Robinson hosted a BBQ to support Covid Relief work in India launched by BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha, an international UN-affiliated charity.

    Furthermore Sisk set-up a fundraising page where Sisk and our supply chain partners generously supported to reach £8,000. 

      Covid relief fund BBQ at The Robinson

      Bug hotel

      Alongside our drylining partners Platt Reilly, the Sisk site management team constructed a bug hotel. This now has a permanent home in the landscaping of Wembley Park.

      E05 bug hotel

      Coffee grounds

      Our E05 team partnered with their canteen company to give used coffee grounds to staff, so they could bring them home for use in their gardens. 

      In addition to reducing waste, used coffee grounds make great fertiliser or can be used in a compost pile.

      E05 coffee grounds