Manor Road, Coventry

117 Student Bed Accommodation in three blocks, over four to six storeys.

Value: £6.6 million
Duration: 58 weeks

Project overview
Consisting of Pad Foundations with a steel frame and a mix of brick, zinc cladding and render to the external envelope. Protan single ply roof with composite windows in anthracite grey to match the colour scheme. SFS solution for the external envelope which has been subject to much development by Torsion Group.

Project award
Innovative delivery solution, proactive problem solving approach together with extensive value engineering to achieve budget, whilst maintaining the desired aesthetic has given the client confidence in the Torsion Group team, facilitating contract award and development of lasting business relationship. The attitude adopted by the team is fluid, highly dynamic and has enabled the provision of a industry leading solution.

Challenges

Challenging programme timescales, combined with tight site logistics means that the project has had to be sequenced very carefully with concurrent works planned in detail. The site is in a CBD location with a primary school opposite, and a mix of residential and commercial properties adjacent. This has meant
ongoing liaison with neighbours as essential to ensure minimal disruption to the existing tenants and their daily routine. The local Authority has also taken an interest in the scheme due to existing trees and the proximity of their new offices, which has added to the scheme becoming somewhat under the spotlight. The team involved are dedicated and driven to maintain the programme whilst ensuring there is not a negative impact to the micro and macro environments of the area.