Twerton Mill, Bath

A rapid build, cost effective solution to student accommodation needs in Bath

Twerton Mill, Bath: Case Study Summary

Client Location Sector Main Contractor
Midas Construction Bath Student Accommodation Midas Construction

The project led by main contractor, Midas Construction comprised 330 bedrooms in studio, cluster flats and seven townhouses. The design brief required the sympathetic conversion of a historic Victorian clothing mill into creative and contemporary student living space in Bath city centre.

By deploying Sigmat’ offsite manufacturing capabilities using a patented 18% more structurally efficient light gauge steel frame and Sigmat’ installation teams on site the development was able to reap real competitive advantages.

Erection of the steel frame superstructure was completed in half the time normally expected using traditional masonry construction. The light weight and technically accuracy of the system saved costs in the ground, utilised less on site labour and providing cost efficiencies which allowed for the early onset of follow on trades. Sigmat were engaged by Watkin Jones for the design and delivery of a total of 170 bedrooms comprising single bed studios and two & three bedroom cluster flats.


student bedrooms plus living spaces


more structurally efficient lightweight steel frame


weeks on site installation process


faster to completion than traditional build

As part of our vision as a growing company we also maintain a commitment to the communities we serve, and with every development we are not only creating a new building but forming long-lasting partnerships with local neighbourhoods, suppliers and sub-contractors which boosts employment in the region and supports vital community projects

Alan Hope, Chief Executive of The Midas Group
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