Icarus LSF – Leeds Student Accommodation

Project Details

Project - Leeds Student Accommodation
Sector - Education
Architect - Icarus LS
Technology - Steel


Project Overview

Icarus LSF partnered with Ashcourt Contracts to design, manufacture and install 6000m2 of load-bearing light steel framing to create 187 units of student accommodation over 9-storeys in the centre of Leeds. Off-site manufactured light steel wall panels (with factory installed weather defence board) and floor cassettes (with factory installed steel decking) were erected on site to create the building in just 16-weeks - 14-weeks ahead of the original 30-week target installation programme. The project demonstrated that by employing modern methods of construction alongside the incredible material properties of light gauge steel, speed of construction could be vastly improved without sacrifice to health and safety or quality.


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