The development consists of the design and construction of four blocks of new student accommodation to include 429 bedspaces across 79 apartments, communal areas & ancillary office/reception facilities and internal plant/service rooms, refuse storage and covered cycle storage facilities. The development will have a gross floor area of 12,600 sq.m. The project has been designed and erected by Oran Pre-cast using crosswall construction with 200mm twinwall load-bearing walls carrying 200mm, 300mm & 500mm hollowcore flooring units with solid wall elements to the façades. All walls have been supplied with a high quality internal finish and have incorporated numerous cast-in electrical back-boxes and conduits.

 

The ground floor also includes a number of precast circular and rectangular columns with associated beams at First floor to provide a concrete frame for versatile open plan reception and communal areas.

 

Also included in the pre-cast contract are the staircores, including stair flights and landings as well as the lift cores and lift fronts.