A new development of 775 student residences in a combination of townhouses and cluster flats were built using timber frame technology, which is ‘Secure by Design’ and DDA compliant.
An existing residential block was also refurbished to form new academic facilities, including seminar rooms with audiovisual capabilities, individual study rooms, offices, meeting rooms, break-out area facilities and a dedicated computer suite.
The project ‘model’ is being applied to various new sites across England and has been commended with the following awards:
- CIBSE North West Region Annual Awards 2009 Winner: Environmental Design
- North West Regional Construction Awards 2009 Winner: Environmental Sustainability Award
- Multi-Residential 2008 BREEAM Awards: ‘Excellent’ Rating