Student Accommodation, London Road, Southampton

Urban Creation Ltd
Project Monitoring, Quantity Surveying and CDM-
Form of Contract:
JCT IFC with Contractor’s Design

A development of 32Nr studio apartments.

The apartments were constructed over an existing Tesco’s express which remained fully operational throughout the works.

The existing store roof formed a transition slab for the 3-storey timber framed structure. The tight service yard to the rear of the site required the construction of loading deck linked to the first floor flat roof.

The site was acquired in February. Early negotiation and agreement of a contract sum with the Contractor secured a factory fabrication slot, enabling commencement on site in April the same year. Completion of the frame and a weather tight shell was achieved in early May

Despite a demanding programme the building was successfully delivered to enable students to occupy the building in time for the start of the new term in September and all within budget.