3i Group - Waterloo Road Offices

A demountable office building designed and built in 18 months

3i Ltd were looking for an alternative to portacabins to house their staff as they looked for new offices elsewhere. Mowat & Company were asked to design a demountable structure, adjacent to their existing offices in Waterloo that could be in place within 18 months time from project inception.

In order to achieve this tight timeframe, we used dry trades; a lightweight, prefabricated modular construction and a fibre glass cladding system. This also minimised noise and dust on site.


‘Mowat & Company as a practice shows ingenuity, adaptability and skill. Its prefabricated modular office building in Waterloo Road showed an ability to make much out of a tricky context.’

The Next Generation Award Jury, 2006