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94-bed student accommodation block | bournemouth



Client:
Signpost Homes
Architect:
R J Mitchell, RIBA
Employer's Agent:
Frazer Garner Associates
Structural Engineer:
AKS Ward
Construction Period:
48 weeks
Works value:
£2.75m
Procurement Route:
Negotiated

project scope

A challenging 'fast-track' scheme to provide 94 student bed spaces, together with associated communal lounges and kitchens, in a typical cluster arrangement. The scheme was negotiated on a full design and build basis. Primary, and successfully overcome, challenges included:

  • site location - in a very busy part of Bournemouth
  • The building covered 90% of the total area of the site, presenting logistical challenges.
  • The removal of a number of uncharted fuel tanks and associated contamination.

The timescale required the building to be completed within a 48-week construction period, to accord with the start of the new academic year. This, together with the environmental constraints of the site, led to a decision to utilise a timber frame solution incorporating pre-fabricated en-suite shower/WC pods, together with elevational treatments including composite cladding panels at high level to reduce construction timescales and minimise future maintenance.




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Herbert H Drew & Son Ltd
Drew Properties (New Milton) Ltd
Drew Holdings Ltd
11-15 Station Road | New Milton | BH25 6HN
©Drew Holdings 2017 all rights reserved
website design jan downer