22 June 2016

Student Accommodation and Cricket Pavilion, Exeter

  • Region: Exeter
  • Client: Yelverton Properties Ltd
  • Value: £8,800,000
  • Contract terms: JCT D&B 2011 Edition with Amendments
  • Contract length: 70 weeks
  • Procurement:  Design & build
  • Completed: Live
  • Site features and challenges: Busy arterial road, high volume of pedestrian traffic (students) near site, maintaining access to cricket pavilion and squash club
  •  BREEAM: Very Good

On this site, opposite to Exeter University facilities, Midas constructed a Metsec light gauge steel framed building offering 159 - bed student accommodation in 4 blocks, via 42 studios, 115 units in 4, 5 and 6 bed clusters with kitchen, and 2 disabled units. Part of the scheme included the demolition and re-construction of a 2-storey cricket pavilion on land adjacent to a cricket pitch. Member access to the temporary cricket pavilion, subsequent completed facility, and squash club (separate building) was ensured throughout construction.  

The scheme was designed with sustainability in mind.  A PV array of 25KW was delivered to provide efficiently for the development.

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