01/09/2017 written by Bob Dunthorne
Sigmat wins further Mid Rise Student Accommodation contract in Coventry
Building Group CPUK appoint Sigmat for multi storey superstructure
Offsite construction experts Sigmat has secured its second light gauge steel framing superstructure project in Coventry.
Following on from extensive on-going works at Godiva Place, Sigmat has been selected by leading independent building group Construction Partnership UK (CPUK) to design and build the basement plus 11 storey frame for a GBP 12.9 million student accommodation contract located less than half a mile from the main Coventry University campus. We are pleased to report that once again we are working with Westlakes Engineering on this project.
The scheme will deliver a total of 262 beds in the form of 185 single bed studios, 31 studio apartments and 15 single bed mezzanine studios. Preliminary wors are currently in progress.
Due to the timeframe of the project prefabricated bathroom pods will be utilised and installed floor by floor during the frame construction process. Construction of the project consists of piled foundations with a steel frame from the basement through to the third floor and a SFS steel frame to the upper floors incorporating a composite metal floor decking system. The exterior facades will include a brick slip cladding system with a single ply membrane roof.
The external areas of the development include a communal courtyard and landscaping.
The building has been designed by O Connell East Architects.
Offsite technology is an extremely effective way to rapidly complete this category of project and we have extensive expertise in delivering excellent returns on investment for our customers. Confidence in the student accommodation sector is high and as our growth demonstrates, we are very well positioned to serve this and other markets