Vincents Walk, Southampton: Case Study Summary
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Sigmat has successfully completed four blocks of student accommodation in Southampton for main contractor Galliford Try.
Prominently located on the edge of Houndwell Park, the development turned a rundown former nightclub and retail site into much needed and attractive accommodation for 238 students.
Working with main contractor Galliford Try to a tight timescale and within a confined
area the use of offsite construction was an important element of enabling the project to be considerate to the local community in minimising the disruption to the community and demonstrating Sigmat’s excellent logistical planning between their manufacturing centre in Leeds and the site location in Southampton.
The landscaping at Vincent’s Walk included an enhanced public realm that better connects people with the City’s bus service interchange and a courtyard with clearly defined private and public spaces for social interaction and reflection.
“With regard to the construction of the frame, the team has been very impressed with the very high degree of organisation, communication and professionalism of all involved, from the concept to the delivery. Everyone has been approachable and flexible and worked to make this a successful build. We would all like to congratulate the site team for all the efforts that were brought to bear to maintain a tight programme on a very confined site”