Work started earlier this year on a vast ten-storey building housing 472 student flats in the centre of Nottingham. The £45m development by the Cassidy Group, is built on the site of a former office block, York House, which in turn sat on top of medieval sandstone caves. Nottingham city centre is renowned for its labyrinth of more than 800 caves and underground passages. The caves are listed as scheduled monuments by Historic England and so the building scheme required special designs to protect the gothic caverns underneath the site.
Nottingham is home to two universities and has a growing demand for student accommodation worth over £63m a year to the city. The new student accommodation block will provide Nottingham Trent University students with easy access to transport links and all-round convenience just a short walk from the university. The expansive complex is a mixture of cluster bedrooms and studios, including a gym, bike store, various breakout areas, plus an outdoor courtyard.
Principle contractor MNCN (formally North Midland Construction), appointed UK Access Solutions to deliver the construction scaffolding package. Speaking about the project, Jamie Sherlock, Sales and Estimating Director for UK Access Solutions said “There were some tricky aspects to the job, but our ability to design the scaffolding to fit the requirements and hit deadlines won through. ITP supplied the branded, fire-retardant vented sheeting to order. Their quality of service and print is always guaranteed, it is the best I have seen in the industry”.
The temporary Powerclad Vented Sheeting was digitally printed with the company logos of the developer, contractor, and Student Roost who are major investors in purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA). The design required skilled, precision installation to achieve the eye-catching repeated lines of the logos.