Asha House, Loughborough Student Accommodation
Located within the centre of Loughborough town centre, this project involved construction of a new build 103 bed student accommodation scheme incorporating retail at ground floor.
The site was extremely tight and involved the careful demolition of the existing property adjacent to the town cinema which was kept in full operation for the duration of the works. With vehicular access only available on one side of the building and the site located in the centre of the town, severe logistical and access issues challenged the project team from the outset.
These issues had to be considered carefully in respect of design. Value engineering considerations resulted in a combination of structural solutions being utilised on the project including a steel frame to transfer deck level and for stair towers, structural concrete support walls with precast floors to upper floors and a lightweight steel frame to the top floor and roof structure