Business Units for the Community

We have secured a 35 week Design and Build contract with the University of Essex to provide 9 Business Units to be built on the Wivenhoe campus just off Clingoe Hill adjacent to a tree belt.

This business venture, being undertaken by the University of Essex Knowledge Gateway Ltd is the first of 3 phases and will provide the locality with modern, high specification and readily accessible workspaces with barrier control.

Business Units for the Community

The project includes piled and trench fill foundations with highly insulated floors with precast beams and high density insulation infill blocks topped with a structural screed instead of the usual concrete pots. There is a mixture of steel frame and masonry construction clad with facework to end and rear elevations. Frontages comprise of Sto-render faced projections at first floor level with curtain walling, projecting canopies and soldier type unit signage.

Heating is provided via the ever increasing usage of air source heat pumps.

Finishes comprise of hardwood timber and the popular glass pinch panels and stainless steel handrailing to the staircases.

External works include conservation kerbing with architecturally pleasing lamp standards and bollards. Drainage is by the crate storage attenuation system.

Works are due for completion in May 2014.

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