Client: Interserve / Durham University
Architect: Wilmore Isles
The Mount Oswald project includes a new home for the John Snow and 17th Colleges, together with new student residential accommodation
providing 1,000 self-catering bed spaces with a mixture of en-suite and shared bathroom accommodation.
Each college will include a central heart building providing a JCR/bar area and office space.
The development consists of 5 blocks all four storeys high and includes all the structural elements from ground beams to finished elevations.
The Superstructure for all 5 blocks comprises precast concrete panels all of which are made up of DfMA components that are being prefabricated off-site for PCE. The overall development will also include a Hub building with an events hall, music rooms, performance practice room, yoga/dance studio
and a faithroom.
The project comprises a variety of structural solutions, each tailored to the architectural layouts of the buildings it will make up.
We have developed a Curtins Precast workflow to streamline the creation of precast concrete DfMA manufactured drawings combining several new ways of working into a less time consuming more calculated process.