• Jarratt Hall, University of Birmingham

    Client: University of Birmingham
    Value: £7m
    Architect: Associated Architects
    Completed: 2015
    Services: Civil & Structural Engineering

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    This project was a new build extension to the existing purpose built student village complex. The courtyard style building increases the capacity of the complex by 120 en-suite study bedrooms, in a series of flats encompassing 4–6 bedrooms. It also includes a new cycle store and plant building within the courtyard area.

    The building is of load bearing masonry construction with beam and block ground floor and composite metal decking concrete slabs for floors above. Part of the building is three storeys and part four storeys, with four separate precast concrete stair wells providing access to the floors above.

    Added value

    The project was originally a lightweight steel frame structure and went to tender based on this superstructure solution. During the tender process we advised contractors on possible alternatives and due to cost and robustness an alternative construction was preferred. A traditional masonry construction was chosen and due to programme and loading we were required to redesign the overall solution within a reduce time frame which we succeeded in doing.

    The scheme achieved a BREEAM Very Good accreditation.

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  • Jarratt Hall, University of Birmingham

    Client: University of Birmingham
    Value: £7m
    Architect: Associated Architects
    Completed: 2015
    Services: Civil & Structural Engineering

    Read more…

    This project was a new build extension to the existing purpose built student village complex. The courtyard style building increases the capacity of the complex by 120 en-suite study bedrooms, in a series of flats encompassing 4–6 bedrooms. It also includes a new cycle store and plant building within the courtyard area.

    The building is of load bearing masonry construction with beam and block ground floor and composite metal decking concrete slabs for floors above. Part of the building is three storeys and part four storeys, with four separate precast concrete stair wells providing access to the floors above.

    Added value

    The project was originally a lightweight steel frame structure and went to tender based on this superstructure solution. During the tender process we advised contractors on possible alternatives and due to cost and robustness an alternative construction was preferred. A traditional masonry construction was chosen and due to programme and loading we were required to redesign the overall solution within a reduce time frame which we succeeded in doing.

    The scheme achieved a BREEAM Very Good accreditation.

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