Brookfield is currently on site building the £46m Bridges Hall of Residence.
The scheme is the third and final stage of the university’s redevelopment involving demolition of existing halls of residence and the construction of 649 new rooms in cluster flats and townhouse accommodation
The ElecoPrecast contract will see the firm manufacture 1,755 precast concrete structural components and 194 bathroom pods.
ElecoPrecast’s ‘RoomSolutions’ have been made to measure for the Bridges Hall Redevelopment and will be manufactured off-site and delivered on-site ready for final preparation with emulsion, reducing on-site construction time.
All ‘RoomSolutions’ are designed for ease of construction, fitting together with hidden joints and connected to conform fully to current Building Regulations.
Scaffold-less erection will enhance on-site safety and reduce construction time.
As windows are fixed, internal trades can commence work much earlier than on a traditional-build site.
ElecoPrecast will start the 24-week process of erecting the structure, comprising student bedrooms and predominantly shared bathroom pods, kitchens and dining areas in March.