Feb 2021 | Sigmat & Torsion reveal innovative sustainability measures for latest PBSA


Construction has begun on Torsion Development’s new Pine Mill scheme (Tritton Road). The purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) scheme will provide rooms for University of Lincoln students. Pine Mill is being delivered by Torsion Developments in a joint venture with Harrison Street Real Estate Capital LLC. 

The site is close to Morrisons on Tritton Road. The four storey development will include 361 en-suite bedrooms including seven accessible ground floor en-suite bedrooms. The townhouses will be arranged in a series of seven, four storey linear blocks, which overlook private and secure landscaped courtyards.

With frame contractor Sigmat working to a 28 week development schedule, they’re using a range of sustainable building techniques and ensuring the development does not disrupt the surrounding environment. Pine Mill is due to be completed ahead of the 2021 -2022 academic year.

With the construction industry ramping up its use of modular construction, early engagement in the design process has enabled the project team to take advantage of the offsite manufacturing process – with 400 plasterboard packs and 354 bathroom pods being craned in. 

While the process uses all the same materials, standards and codes as conventional buildings, a light-weight steel frame construction made up in the factory negates the need for onsite build and avoids excess waste. The offsite construction allows Torsion and Sigmat to complete the build in around half the time – with less risk of complaints about noise and disruption on site. The PBSA scheme also employs a sustainable drainage system, with top water attenuation ensuring that the main drain does not get overloaded in the event of a flood. Once the scheme is complete, the site will also include electric car charging points. 

Read the full article: https://pbsanews.co.uk/2021/02/23/torsion-reveal-innovative-sustainability-measures-for-latest-pbsa/ 

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