Project Description

Student accommodation at the University of Lincoln

Scale

2,700 precast components forming three blocks of student accommodation, up to 11 storeys high.

Flexibility

Tight site boundaries and a single lane access road required thorough logistic planning and coordination to meet programme and allowance for other trades.

Quality

PCE construction quality procedures ensured compliance with construction specifications and Health and Safety requirements.

Programme

All three blocks fully constructed within the 20-week contract period.

Three blocks of student accommodation

PCE Ltd were onsite at the University of Lincoln erecting three blocks of student accommodation for F P McCann Ltd under a construction only contract.

F P McCann were awarded the design and build project for three blocks of student accommodation of up to eleven storeys high, using their precast concrete crosswall construction solution by Bowmer and Kirkland who were main contractor for the University’s continued expansion of their accommodation facilities at Brayford Wharf.

Offsite engineered units

With an onsite duration of less than six months and a contract value near to £1 million, PCE erected the offsite engineered precast concrete components, as well as the individual room bathroom pods, using their highly experienced site construction team to provide a high quality result with maximum focus on site safety.

Tight site boundaries and a single lane access road required thorough logistic planning by PCE Ltd
The elevated road bordering the construction site 

Restricted site challenges

The site of the student accommodation project in Lincoln would have presented a real challenge with more “traditional” construction methods, being bordered by both an elevated main road and the River Witham.

PCE were able to build the facility thanks to the benefits of precast offsite construction techniques.

A combination of a mobile and a tower crane enabled them to complete the project within the anticipated onsite duration of less than six months.

Location: Lincoln, UK

Main Contractor:
Bowmer and Kirkland

Design and Build Subcontractor:
F P McCann Ltd


 

PCE Ltd was onsite at the University of Lincoln, erecting three blocks of student accommodation for F P McCann Ltd under a construction only contract.


More offsite engineered precast student accommodation

PCE has recently worked successfully for F P McCann on an erection only basis on a number of previous student accommodation projects including at Swansea and Southampton.