Bennett Construction Ltd were the Main Contractor on the a student accommodation project at Bridewell House in Reading for Capitalise Assets.
The site was located in the centre of Reading approximately 400m from the rail station and along a busy retail street. The logistical challenges were immense given the location and traffic restrictions and therefore meticulous pre-planning and effective communication with all stakeholders was vital to ensure the success of this project. Off-site construction techniques involving the use of pre-fabricated bathroom pods and light gauge metal framework for the extension helped to deal with some of the logistical challenges.
The programme was extremely challenging and so our team and the client were very focused on designing out risk to ensure that the project was ready in time for the beginning of the 2014 academic year.
The works were carried out on a Design & Build basis.