We have completed 3 and are involved in a further 3 projects at various stages for the creation of new and enhanced student accommodation/living facilities across the South East and South West of England with various organisations.
These schemes typically consist of 500 units each. We are working on these projects providing construction level information for the MEP contractor covering all disciplines of engineering systems as well as IT, data, communications, TV/AV, specialist lighting, fire engineering, energy modelling as well as the base disciplines. The projects are executed under a design and build contract with Apex Core undertaking the design elements for the contractor directly.
A number of these sites are utilising on campus energy centre district heating systems, CHP and photo-voltaic systems to meet the aspirational BREEAM accreditation. We also integrate various roof types (warm, green, brown, blue) to meet the client’s aspirations.
The apartment blocks we are working on also have amenity, community, retail and landscaped areas which we are servicing throughout.
Due to the fast-paced nature of these projects we have employed 3D modelling using Revit and utilised this for take-offs, site coordination and integration of structural, architectural and landscaped elements.
Once the design works are completed where we have undertaken this for the engineering services contractor, we have been retained on-site at the main contractors request to provide a construction support and commissioning management role to the successful completion of the project and handover to the end user.