SG Blocks, specialists in container-based structures, has signed a master services agreement with Grimshaw Architects.
Under the terms of the agreement, SG Blocks will incorporate Grimshaw as its premier design partner across its current projects and pipeline of future opportunities.
In return, the partnership will allow Grimshaw to incorporate SG Blocks’ container-based structures into its industrial design portfolio.
Modular design is a key component of the Grimshaw architectural history and this extends into the practice’s product offering. SG Blocks will provide Grimshaw with a systematic integration of container building technology that will offer its clients a safe, sustainable, green and scalable alternative versus traditional construction.
SG Blocks’ exclusive ESR number, granted by the International Code Council (ICC) and held by no other container construction company, ensures its ability to meet and exceed all international building codes. For Grimshaw, this will provide an accelerated time to market, a high degree of customization and the option to add a solution for global industrial design projects in its portfolio.
Paul Galvin, Chairman and CEO of SG Blocks, commented, “As we expand SG Blocks’ footprint both nationally and on a global scale and work on larger, more impactful projects, we look forward to working with Grimshaw to create container-based facilities of the future that set the highest possible standards of excellence.”
Today, Grimshaw is designing some of the most significant projects in the world. The firm was recently selected for the Masterplan revisioning of New York’s JFK Airport, the new Terminal One at Newark Liberty International Airport and major HS2 station works at London Euston and Birmingham Curzon Street stations.
The firm has officially broken ground on the Dubai Expo 2020 Sustainability Pavilion and has begun construction on the Gunyama Park Aquatic and Recreation Centre in Green Square, Sydney, Australia, which is slated to be the largest pool complex built in Sydney since the 2000 Olympic Games.