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THE FOUNDRY

THE FOUNDRY

This 207-bedroom student accommodation building was delivered in just 12 months.

 
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General Information

Delivered against a fast-track programme this student accommodation building in Newcastle upon Tyne provides 207 bedrooms over five floors.

The building comprises 290 modular units which were installed in the space of nine weeks.

Fast facts

Client
Trust Estates
Duration
2014 - 2015
Location
Newcastle upon Tyne
Region
North East
Sector
Residential

The use of volumetric construction using prefabricated lightweight steelwork modules enabled us to deliver the building against a challenging deadline.

With the site located close to the overhead cables for the East Coast Main Line, we worked with Network Rail to develop a lifting plan for the modules to ensure there was no disruption to its operations.

We also liaised with Northumbrian Water on the civils works associated with accommodating a main line sewer which runs across the site. This included developing a revised foundation solution which ensured no loadings were placed on the sewer.