Thurston Group Limited
Quarry Hill Industrial Estate
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Working for Campus Living, Thurston’s has installed a brand new, bespoke triple storey modular student accommodation facility at Aberystwyth University.
Designed and manufactured to the clients’ individual requirements, the facility comprises 60 furnished bedrooms. Each comes complete with study areas and bespoke shower pods, fully equipped double kitchens and communal meeting areas. As well as fully equipped laundry rooms and a self-contained plant room. External features include a brick and render cladding, pitched roof and bespoke fire escapes.
With tight deadlines and a live environment, modern methods of construction were the preferred choice. Due to the growing demands of campus accommodation availability, for speed and ensuring no impact to the day to day running of the campus.
The building required a BREEAM rating of VERY GOOD. So Thurston’s worked with a Professional Specialist Consultant coordinating with the University, Mechanical and Electrical Sub-Contractors and supply chain partners to provide all the required documentation. From the initial design stage right up to completion to ensure the rating was achieved.
Working with the Estates Management team, the project was delivered on time and in budget. Regular communication meetings were held assessing our progress. With any issues or changes brought to the relevant party to assess and work to a resolution. Post completion analysis shows the building is performing better than designed in many areas. Including thermal performance, air leakage and acoustic ratings.
“The building was finished to a high standard, particularly the interior. And the bedrooms are some of the best a higher/further education establishment in the UK has to offer. The communal areas are a wonderful place for students to socialise too. The project was delivered on time and to a tight budget. We now have fee paying post-graduates from the UK and overseas living in the accommodation for 50 weeks of the year. Both the university and students are delighted with the building and the facilities that it contains.” – Mike Tipping, Improvement Officer on the Estates Management Team at Aberystwyth University