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West Campus, Hull University

West Campus, Hull University

Speedclad is working in close collaboration with Vinci Construction and the University of Hull to ensure that the targets for phased completion and occupation, and the finished quality standards, are achieved on this extensive student residences scheme.

The new West Campus at the university is a £130million scheme developed in partnership between the university and provider of award-winning student accommodation, University Partnerships Programme (UPP). The development will house 1,462 students in single rooms and one-bedroom apartments across 9 blocks. In addition to the accommodation, the scheme also provides numerous supporting facilities such as a café, laundry, store and formal indoor and outdoor areas along an urban avenue. The design, by TP Bennett, complements the scale and context of the wider campus and surrounding buildings, including the Allam Medical Building, another of Speedclad's completed cladding projects.

This is Speedclad's first contract with Vinci Construction, with a value in excess of £4million. We are working in close collaboration with both our client and the university to ensure that the phased completion on the scheme meets the stringent deadlines. The initial phase of completed blocks were ready and occupied by students at the start of the 2018 academic year, while construction continues on subsequent phases. Coordination and communication is key to managing the ongoing live works adjacent to the occupied accommodation. Speedclad is also working closely with Vinci in the development and implementation of drone technology to conduct quality inspections of the façade as works progress.  

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  • Client: Vinci Construction
  • Package Details: Terracotta, aluminium and Eternit rainscreen cladding and all associated items
  • Package Value: £4,100,000
  • Scheme: Student accommodation