CIMC - MBS - Newcastle (PVSV) Park View Student Village

Project Details

Project - Newcastle (PVSV) Park View Student Village
Sector - Residential
Technology - Volumetric / Concrete
Company - CIMC - MBS

Project Overview

(PVSV) Park View Student Village is a cutting edge Volumetric system derived from our shipping container technology arm of the business . We build these offsite totally in a bespoke factory in China. We use the ethos's of using Shipping container technology, this allows us to to ship anywhere in the world. The containers are fully water proof and act as the structural element of the buildings so no other structural are needed . The scheme at Newcastle was introduced to us by normally tender process , which we where successfully in our bid .

The scheme was to supply 789 modules given 1324 rooms and cluster kitchens over 6 blocks at the existing site at Galliford Trys site on Richardson Road in the heart of Newcastle .

The Scheme compromised of 6 blocks ranging from 4 to 10 stories high , these modules where built around a central concrete core in a crucifix layout . Block 6 which was the first block to be constructed, consisted of 96 bedrooms and 16 clusters kitchens. This block was 4 stories high and took 15 days to install , the works started in April 17 and continued until completion in October 17 . We continued down the site on the respective blocks 5-1 installing
them through until we completed all block which ended on the 19th Oct 17 on programme .Once the blocks are complete we go through the process of handing over the competed block the the client . With all the works being carried off site the quality is to a very high standard.


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