Agard Street, Derby

Completed structural steel frame puts Derby student scheme on course

Agard Street, Derby: Case Study Summary

Client Location Sector Main Contractor
Jensco Derby Student Accommodation Clegg Construction

Sigmat has successfully completed the design, manufacture, assembly and installation of a nine storey structural steel frame for a £17,000,000, student accommodation project on Agard Street, Derby, ensuring the build is on schedule for handover in May 2018.

The accommodation is situated next to the copper-clad University of Derby Law School. The development, which is over 26 metres tall provides 244 en-suite rooms for University of Derby students, based around a series of communal areas featuring kitchen, dining and lounge areas, eight of which are fully accessible for wheelchair users.

During the build, historic tram tracks dating back to the 1800s were uncovered. The 45-metre section, which carried horse-powered trams, was removed by main contractor Clegg Construction and will be re-installed just before the project is completed.


accommodation block


student units


million construction scheme

"Clegg Construction understood that Sigmat can deliver the rapid construction of light gauge steel framing which has definitely helped keep this challenging site on a tight time schedule which is excellent news for all involved and ultimately for the new intake of students who will benefit from this outstanding accommodation.”

Elwyn Williams, Site Manager at Sigmat

"The building is in a prominent position and caught the attention of many due to the tower crane above the Derby skyline for months."

Simon Blackburn, Managing Director of Clegg Construction
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