Bridewell House, Reading
This project involved the demolition of Samuel House and the refurbishment and extension of Bridewell House to create 141 studio flats as student accommodation.
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.