London and Scottish. Crown House, Sheffield

The project was to provide 355 studio bedrooms aimed at the upper end of the student accommodation market.

The 18000m2 project consisted not only of studio bedrooms but also a large amenity space to the ground floor and an outside courtyard area.

Taking an existing office build RG Group removed the existing 3 floors of roof space and replaced with 3 more levels along with erecting 2 smaller blocks to the rear. The existing building also required extensive renovation and development of the existing steel frame structure to facilitate the revised structural requirements.

The structure varies from between 9 storeys to 6 storeys and is erected using a mixture of steel frame and insitu concrete. The project makes use of both modular bathrooms and kitchens due to the studio room layout allowing an increased specification of finishes through the rooms and also common areas.

RG Group were tasked with producing a specification from scratch for the first LSSH student accommodation project. With a limited pre construction period, RG Groups experience in the field and diverse supply chain enabled a highly value engineered and efficient specification with exception quality, incorporating green roofs and district heating.

Due to the inner city location within a busy thoroughfare, the project required carefully planned logistics to reduce the impact on the surroundings.

The site positively supported ‘Animal Shelter’, ‘Salvation Army’, ‘Prostate Cancer UK’ and the ‘Council Back to Work Scheme’.

Architects:

Cunniff Design

Structural Engineer:

Tier Consult

M&E:

Brentwood Design