Residential sector project

Please find a selection of projects that HSP Consulting Engineers have undertaken in the Residential sector. Do not hesitate to contact us for further information.

Aidan House Student Accommodation

Client: Kier Interserve

Location: Newcastle

Value: £9.0 Million

Project overview

Aidan House, an office block built on a landfill and former site of battery and asbestos works, was to be refurbished for use as student accommodation. The building was constructed in the 1960s and it was unlikely to contain gas protection measures, despite the risk of ground gas generation from the landfill. As limited new construction was proposed, continuous gas monitoring using a Gas Clam monitoring instrument was carried out by HSP.

In addition, a small extension for an entrance porch was proposed. A ground investigation, including gas monitoring, was carried out which identified elevated levels of numerous contaminants. These were successfully mitigated.

With regards to structural work, HSP were involved in the undertaking of a full structural survey and the design of a feature two storey front extension. The front extension consisted of a steel frame with in-situ concrete meta deck flooring and a lightweight metal deck roof to house the main reception, café and study / break out areas.

HSP were also commissioned to carry out a CCTV drainage survey at the site.

With regards to highway implications, HSP’s Traffic & Transport team were appointed for the preparation of a Transport Statement and Residential Travel Plan to accompany the planning application. The site is located within the City Centre and the emphasis of the study was on managing person trips and parking, which is limited.

Marco Island – Nottingham

Contractor: Ashford Construction

Client: Flambards

Architect: Franklin Ellis

Value: £20 million

Project overview

HSP Consulting’s structural team were commissioned by Flambards to design the structural integrities of Marco Island; a 931 apartment capacity building situated in the centre of Nottingham City Centre.

With a value of £20 million, HSP experienced the challenge of implementing an 11 storey building on top of that of a 3 storey building, and included moving the main stairs and lift shafts within the existing infrastructure.

HSP’s solution was viable, creative and also provided the client with the most value for money.

Today, Marco Island is one of the most popular residential developments in Nottingham and is situated in a strategic location to neighbouring amenities and facilities in the City Centre.

Oasis House, Northampton

Project overview

HSP Consulting’s structural division were commissioned to prepare and design the structural framework of a residential housing facility known as Oasis House which was subsequently completed in 2012, and is situated in the center of Northampton. Oasis House caters for the homeless population of Northampton, providing 39 self contained apartments and nine emergency units. In addition to the accommodation provided, the site is inclusive of facilities such as: a day care centre, employment support and an arts and crafts centre.

Eastern Boulevard – Leicester

Client: Megaclose Ltd

Contractor: Tolent Plc

Architect: Maber Associates

Project overview

HSP Consulting’s Structural Team was appointed by Megaclose Ltd on the design and construction of Eastern Boulevard in Leicester.

With a value of £14 million, Eastern Boulevard has been designed as a 22 storey in-situ concrete student accommodation with attached 4/2 storey loadbearing masonry block.

Today, Eastern Boulevard is a popular and significant residential development in Leicester, which hosts significant presence in the City.

The Canalside, Student Accommodation – Birmingham

Client: Derwent Housing Association

Contractor: Morgan Ashurst

Architect: Church Lucas

Project overview

HSP Consulting’s Structural team were commissioned by Derwent Housing Association, to design an eight storey loadbearing masonry student accommodation within Birmingham City Centre.

With a value of £18 million, today, the Canalside is a popular student accommodation and provides stylish student living which includes facilities such as an on-site gym and study / communal areas.

Smalley Manor, Derbyshire

Client: Peveril Homes

Location: Smalley, Ilkeston, Derbyshire

Project overview

HSP carried out a ground investigation for a development of 200 homes in Derbyshire which extends over an area of opencast coal mining. A Coal Mining Risk Assessment was produced by HSP which identified a risk to the development from backfilled opencast workings.

To locate the extent of the backfill the ground investigation comprised 41 boreholes and 44 trial pits were carried out across the site. HSP provided accurate limits for the deep made ground to ensure the most effective foundations were used for each plot, both to limit cost to the developer and prevent damage to the new homes.

HSP have also been able to provide ongoing support, visiting site regularly throughout the construction phase when unexpected ground conditions have been uncovered.

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The Junxion – St Mark’s Street, Lincoln

Client: Bournston Developments Ltd

Contractor: North Midland Construction

Architect: Perry & Bell

Project overview

HSP Consulting’s Structural and Geo-technical teams were appointed on the proposal for a 10 storey steel framed apartment block on piled foundations in a confined City Centre location, in Lincoln.

With a value of £15 million, the site was heavily contaminated and, as a solution, HSP advised on Bio-Remediation which was subsequently undertaken. In addition to this, pre-cast driven piles were utilised as a form of creative value engineering to save the client additional money during the construction process.

Archer Building Phase I & Phase II – Nottingham

Client: Thomas Fish

Contractor: Thomas Fish

Architect: Franklin Ellis

Project overview

HSP Consulting’s structural team were appointed on both Phase I and Phase II of a student accommodation development in Nottingham City Centre.

Phase I involved a 3 storey extension on top of the existing BT Building which was also converted into Student Accommodation. Phase II  involved a 11 storey extension to the existing building, with a value of  £8 million.

The project was extremely challenging, given the unusual shape and changes in the levels. As a solution, a 3D modelling package was subsequently used to design the scheme.

Residential Development – Shirland

Project overview

HSP Consulting’s Traffic and Transport Team were commissioned to prepare a Residential travel plan in respect of a proposed residential development for 14 dwellings on land off Town End Road, Shirland.

The Residential Travel Plan encompassed a series of objectives, measures targets and aims to lessen the number of vehicle trips to and from the site, whilst maximising uptake in sustainable modes of transport.  As one of the examples, the residential development has committed to hosting a car sharing database, with residents signing up to the scheme upon occupation.