Reading University Student Housing
The scheme comprised of the erection of 7no accommodation blocks and 1no administration block on a dedicated site adjacent to Reading University for Unite Student Housing Group. The accommodation blocks were of modular construction whereas the main administration block was traditionally built. The scheme was successfully delivered to the end user needs and is in full occupation.
The services to the scheme comprised of mechanical heating from a central CHP plant located adjacent to the main administration building as well as a secondary CHP unit located adjacent to one of the accommodation blocks erected. All heating and hot water to the development is serviced from these 2no dedicated plant rooms. Internally the services comprised of general mechanical ventilation, smoke vent systems, domestic hot and cold water services, central electrical distribution from a dedicated switchroom erected as part of the main CHP plantroom but separated physically, centralised fire detection system from each block registering back to the administration building, general and external lighting and small power to all areas together with an access control system to cover all buildings all serviced over a site wide structured cabling system with communication racks in each building.