29/06/2017 written by Bob Dunthorne
Sigmat awarded the UK's largest LGSF contract
Hull University village to add nine accommodation blocks as part of a two year, £155 million construction scheme.
Vinci Construction UK has awarded the UK’s largest ever load bearing Light Gauge Steel Frame (LGSF) contract to Sigmat as part of its development project to deliver nine accommodation blocks for 1462 apartments to the University Partnerships Programme (UPP).
Sigmat will provide offsite design, manufacturing, assembly and on-site installation services to Vinci Construction UK. Work on the project has just begun with the need for 478 new rooms to be available for the 2018 student intake and the remaining 984 available in September 2019.
The contract is part of a €178 million (£155 million) development at the University which will include an urban green and avenue and a wealth of other facilities for students.
Keith Shivers, Regional Director for Vinci Construction UK commented, "this is the 3rd major student accommodation project placed with Sigmat and reinforces the successful and growing relationship we have. We look forward to delivering a successful scheme".
David Ellison, Head of Business Development for Sigmat responded by saying that "these are exciting and rewarding times reflecting the fact that we are the largest manufacturer of LGSF structures in the UK, leading the field in terms of market share, engineering excellence and the ability to build to 15 storeys".
This will be the fifth student accommodation contract VINCI Construction UK has carried out for UPP. Our experience and expertise in the student accommodation sector will ensure the highest quality facility that enhances the student experience of life on campus.