Photo of Swanborough Flats buildings

Project Description

Client: University of Sussex
Location: Falmer Campus, Brighton
Year Completed: 2007
Contractor: Haymills/Vinci Construction
Architect: ADP Architecture
Contract value: £10.5 Million

Another notable project for the University of Sussex is the Swanborough House student accommodation development

Located on the Falmer Campus, the buildings contain a variety of 5, 6 and 7-bed flats, providing a total of 250 bedrooms with en suite bathrooms. Plus a further 2 flats adapted for students with disabilities or special needs. Each flat has a communal kitchen and social space.

The residence blocks were constructed using a pre-cast concrete panel system for the upper floors and roof, supported by an in situ transfer structure at first floor level.

Employing Modern Methods of Construction, the pre-cast system was pre-fabricated off site.

The buildings are supported on mass and reinforced concrete footings, bearing into upper middle chalk. Environmental techniques utilised to eliminate the need for comfort cooling.

Services provided
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