NEW COLLEGE BRADFORD

EDUCATION : NEW COLLEGE BRADFORD PROJECT
  • Category: Pre-panelised Infill BAM
  • Engineer: Curtains
  • Client: Construction Ryder
  • Project Value: £50m
  • Architect: Pre-panelised Infill BAM
  • Completion: Summer 2019

 

PROJECT SUMMARY
New College Bradford is a 5-storey new build on Nelson Street Bradford. The project has secured £19 million in capital funding from the government and is backed by Bradford City Council.

DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION
A pre-panelised infill project (to a primary structure-by others), manufactured off site utilizing modern methods of construction which greatly reduces on-site waste and increases efficiency. In order to achieve this Intelligent Steel needed to ensure a close working relationship was maintained with BAM alongside their subcontractors to ensure a co-ordinated approach.

Utilising Tekla a bespoke 3D BIM modelling CAD package allowed the fully detailed design to be exported straight from design to manufacture. The pre-engineered solution was designed and manufactured off-site and allowing installation on-site with confidence, creating a rapid dry envelope that exceeded the project expectations of both the client and main contractor.

PROJECT SUCCESSES
Installer used 25% less labour on site, compared to traditional façade infill with programme savings of two weeks

WALES FARM ROAD

RESIDENTIAL : WALES FARM ROAD PROJECT
  • Category: Stud & Track Infill
  • Engineer: Tully De’ath
  • Client: Ardmore
  • Project Value: £100m
  • Architect: Carey Jones Chapman Tolcher
  • Completion: 2020

     

PROJECT SUMMARY
The scheme on the former Perfume Factory site provided student accommodation and residential suites for the rental market within a series of blocks rising to 31 storeys. The student accommodation comprises 603 studio and twin bedrooms (729 beds) together with warden units, arranged over 9 to 31 storeys. The development also includes 85 ‘PRS’ residential units extending up to 10 storeys.

DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION
A stud & track infill project (to a primary structure-by others), with Intelligent Steel taking a lead in managing the design and co-ordination between client, architect and engineer to deliver an efficient solution ahead of programme.

Colour coded deliveries along with pre-assembled double studs and lintels as well as deflection head track facilitated quicker on-site install times.

PROJECT SUCCESSES
The operational team at ISS were able to utilise online portals for both design and deliveries to co- ordinate changes to clients original program due to unforeseen site constraints whilst maintaining overall program

WHITING AVENUE

RESIDENTIAL : WHITING AVENUE, BARKING PROJECT
  • Category: Load-bearing
  • Engineer: Parmarbrook
  • Client: Pocket Living
  • Project Value: £11.4m
  • Architect: Reed Watts
  • Completion: Summer 2020

   

PROJECT SUMMARY
Located close to the centre of Barking, this scheme provides 78 new Pocket homes for local, first-time buyers. Arranged in two blocks, the proposals address a busy road to the west and a quiet residential neighbourhood to the east. As part of the design, they have introduced a new public, pedestrian route linking the two and giving access to a pair of secluded courtyard gardens for residents.

DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION
Each of the new blocks are built using pre- boarded panellised construction, reducing disruption for neighbors and improving the quality of the finished homes.

The main blocks are 95% light gauge steel panels manufactured off site utilizing modern methods of construction which greatly re-duce the waste and increase efficiency, with the remaining 5% being integrated hot roll sections. The floors were installed at a rate of 1 per week, utilising an integrated edge protection system we were self-, effectively giving a weathertight structure as soon as possi-ble allowing works to continue inside and out on the lower floors. External stair and lift cores modelled and supplied in line with main structure.

PROJECT SUCCESSES
The scheme needed a building solution that would deliver both pace and innovation on an extremely tight site. Utilising ISS ltd.’s fully independent leading edge protection, enabled program to advance a week ahead of the already ambitious program, with fully co-ordinated service runs the site team were able to take full advantage of the rapid dry envelope and was completed ahead of program.

BRENT HOUSE

RESIDENTIAL : BRENT HOUSE PROJECT
  • Category: Load-bearing
  • Engineer: Fairhurst
  • Client: Henley Homes
  • Project Value: £76m
  • Architect: Henley Homes
  • Completion: 2020

 

PROJECT SUMMARY
This development is in partnership with Genesis Housing Association and consists of demolition of the existing building (a former council office building sited in Brent between Wembley Stadium and Wembley High Road on a 1.9 acre site) and construction of 248 apartments and c.6,000 sq. ft of retail space, around a new landscaped public plaza.

DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION
248 apartments, 7 to 10 storey mixed-use scheme across 5 blocks. Load bearing panelised construction with lattice joist flooring. Co-ordinated services, stairs, and balconies off podium deck

PROJECT SUCCESSES
Design co-ordination direct with Henley Architectural team allowed for improved information flow allowing for early design freeze.

An extremely tight site on a busy thorough fair to the national stadium meant fully co-ordinated deliveries was the only option without disruption to neighbours and businesses alike.

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