Customer: Bricks Capital
Value: £23 million
Start Date: January 2019
Completion Date: September 2022
New build, four block student accommodation providing 706 bedrooms.
New build project providing high specification student accommodation across four blocks in Swansea, on River Tawe’s embankment. In total there are 706 rooms across two types, apartments and suites in this five and six storey development. Each block provides an area of communal living including a coffee shop, gym, study area and cinema room.
Claritas took over this project on a JCT Construction Management basis when the previous incumbent went into administration in 2021. Based on recommendations, Claritas was appointed to complete the blocks in a phased handover given the time sensitive nature of delivering the rooms before student occupation.
The buildings have been formed using a structural steel frame to ground and first floor, including a transfer slab. The remaining structure formed in lightweight steel (Metsec), mainly to the upper floors. Key MMC elements include fully fitted bathroom pods, and all rooms and communal spaces have been completed to Cat B and including full FF&E.
External works include connectivity between Morfa Road and the River Tawe embankment and the former tow path, including steps, viewing platform and hard and soft landscaping.