ElecoPrecast® awarded £1.2m Student Accommodation scheme at Buckinghamshire New University
ElecoPrecast® Bell & Webster is pleased to announce a new order for £1.2m from Galliford Try, to manufacture and construct 180 student accommodation rooms in three blocks on the Hughenden Quarter student housing site at Buckingham New University.
This is the second phase of Buckinghamshire New University’s improvements at its campuses in High Wycombe and Uxbridge, which include new student accommodation and a major enhancement to the external appearance of its main building (South Wing) opposite Wycombe Hospital. The bulk of the work at the University, which is based at Queen Alexandra Road, High Wycombe and Oxford Road, Uxbridge, is due to be completed by September 2014, as part of a four-year investment in upgrading its facilities.
Manufacturing of the 180 ‘RoomSolutions®’ commenced on the 9th September 2013. Precast concrete units are being produced off-site at Bell & Webster’s factory in Grantham, Lincolnshire with the first delivery and commencement of on-site erection to follow in a few weeks, ready for first-fix electrics, plumbing and bathroom ‘pods’ to be installed followed by the external envelope works.
Buckinghamshire New University will launch the new blocks in September 2014 for the new student intake.
ElecoPrecast® Managing Director, John Stothard said, “We are delighted to be a part of this exciting development, which offers sustainable, efficient student accommodation and we look forward to working closely with Galliford Try both now and in the future”. Galliford Try Northern Home Counties, Senior Project Manager Max Jadav, said this is great news for Galliford Try to be back for the building of the new Phase 2 Student Accommodation after Phase 1 was build few years back. This will enhance the numbers Buckinghamshire New University Student Accommodation letting spaces. The Precast Crosswall frame by Bell & Webster works extremely well for this kind of accommodation as opposed to other frame methods. Its tried and tested fast track construction and provides excellent self contained living space for each of the students with shared kitchens per cluster of student bedrooms.
ElecoPrecast® Bell & Webster remain a leader in the design and manufacture of precast concrete hotel and student accommodation ‘RoomSolutions®'.
Bell & Webster's fast build RoomSolutions has successfully delivered on many student housing projects. With 457 rooms currenty being manufactured, delivered and errected at Reading University for Bookfield Multiplex Construction Limited.
The student accommodation market has performed exceptionally well over the last year and has outperformed other commercial property asset classes. It continues to be a consistent return of investment. The Student Accommodation conference will demonstrate the latest trends, knowledge and opportunities within this crucially important and dynamic sector. Bell & Webster's continued success in the student accommodation market made it obvious to become a silver sponsor of the Student Accommodation Conference 2013.
The conference is organised by Property Week, and will take place on 4 December 2013 at Westminster Park Plaza, London.
Bell & Webster is proud to be exhibiting at Ecobuild for the 3rd year running
Ecobuild is the biggest event in the world for sustainable design, construction and the built environment. Bell & Webster Concrete will be in the British Precast Pavilion on Stand N1154; showcasing Bell & Webster RoomSolutions® our structural fast build method of construction. On display will be an update on our recent projects and examples of how the RoomSolutions® system can save time on site; further reducing carbon emissions, waste, noise and improved health and safety.
Bell & Webster also welcomes you to visit our sister software companies, exhibiting in the IT Zone on stand N426. Ecobuild 2013 will be the first time Eleco's software interests will be exhibited under a single brand; ElecoSoft®.
We encourage you to register today on www.ecobuild.co.uk
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