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Graystacks Student Town Houses, Castle Boulevard, Nottingham

A low carbon construction technique was used to build this new-style student town house development. Hailed as setting a new benchmark in the design, environmental performance and provision of social space in the student accommodation market, the complex features 84 bedrooms in seven four-storey houses. The development includes social space which is 40% larger than typical cluster flats.

The primary superstructure is entirely made up of solid cross laminated timber panels, designed by BSP. On the front elevation, the upper floors overhang the ground floor, which was achieved by calling on the solid timber wall panels to act as deep cantilever beams. This made the project very quick to build saving time on the overall construction programme.

 

Role

  • Structural engineer
  • Civil engineer
  • Transportation engineer

Client

Omni Developments

Contractor

Craig Wells

Architect

Church Lukas

Project Description

Seven four-storey town house new-build student accommodation scheme featuring 84 bedrooms.

Completion

2014