We are delighted to announce that our scheme – Bridge Street Exchange, Cardiff has been short-listed for the RICS Awards 2019, Wales in the Residential category.
The scheme, completed in Sept 2018, is a high rise 27 storey tower consisting of 477 student bedrooms with retail units provided at ground floor level. At the time of completion it was the tallest building in Wales.
This short-list recognises the amount of time spent by all parties in delivering a scheme of this complexity and magnitude.
Special thanks go to Rio Architects and the various consultants in relation to providing the high-quality design and the Watkin Jones Student South Wales and South West Division and subcontractors in constructing the scheme.
The awards presentation is on 1st May 2019, to announce the winner.
The scheme contains 225 total number of bedrooms across a mixture of 5-9 bedroomed Cluster Flats and 47 Studios. Other accommodation includes; Plant Room, Cycle Store, Data Stores, Bin Store, Cleaner Store, Staff WC, Staff Kitchen, Meeting Room, Open Plan Management Suite, Student Communal Area and Laundry Facilities. The building is an E shaped design over 6-9 storeys in height. The structure consists of a reinforced concrete frame with the external envelope being a mixture of metsip panel, glazing and fully clad. The scheme has an enclosed central courtyard with landscaping. The courtyard is fully accessible, with mixed seating to encourage a high level of activity.
The scheme contains 219 Student rooms. Other accommodation includes: Plant room, Cycle Stores, Data Stores, Bin Store, Cleaner store, Staff WC, Staff kitchen, meeting room, Open plan Management Suite, Student Communal Area and Laundry facilities. The Building consists of 3 blocks designed over 3-4 storey’s in height. The Structure consists of a lightweight steel Sigmat Frame with the external envelope being mainly of facing brick with elements of curtain walling and glazing. The scheme has 2 enclosed central courtyards with landscaping. The Courtyards are fully accessible, with mixed seating to encourage high level of activity.
St Mungo received Practical completion Certificate on the 10th August 2018. The scheme contains 349 total number of bedrooms across a mixture of 4 – 7 bedroomed Cluster Flats and 173 Standard Studios. Internally the ground floor comprises of Cinema room, Gym, social & amenity space for the students. The building is a t shaped design over 5 – 7 storeys in height. The structure consists of a reinforced concrete frame with the external envelope being a mixture of brickwork, cladding and glazing. Roof construction is a hot melt waterproofing. The scheme has an enclosed central courtyard with landscaping to an eastern courtyard and at the junction of St Mungo Avenue and St James Road. The main east courtyard is fully accessible to residents, with ramped levels and seating to encourage a high level of activity.
The project includes the demolition of the existing 7 storey reinforced concrete and steel framed office building and the erection of a new 16 storey higher education facility comprising 486 student accommodation units with ancillary support services together with 38,309sq/ft of office/education space and provision of new 2 storey basement car parking for 123 cars plus cycle parking. A new electrical substation will be incorporated into the buildings at ground level. Commenced – November 2016. Complete – September 2018.