St Mary’s, Bangor University

A mixture of refurbished and new build student accommodation in Bangor North Wales.

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The Project

Client – City Heart/Bangor University
Value – £5,800,000.00
Contractor – Vinci Construction
Consultant – RPS

Located just off the town centre, the University of Bangor new St Mary’s development provides student accommodation in a mixture of townhouses, studios and traditional cluster bedrooms. HE Simm undertook the Design and Build MEP services for this development which provides 602 beds in 7 blocks plus communal and administration areas

Throughout the project 29 kilometers of copper tubing and waste pipe were used for services, with 2 kilometers of underground services and 3,800 light fittings being installed. Additionally, all cluster kitchens were fitted with energy meter displays which inform the students of power usage in their block.

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Key Features

– Mixture of refurbishment of 2 buildings which are over 100 years old and new build buildings

– BREEAM ‘Excellent’

– Logistically challenging due to the site being located on top of a steep narrow hillside, which meant project was built on 3 different levels

– Had to ensure bats residing in existing buildings were catered for in the design – all external lighting had to be designed to ensure the flight paths to bat entrances were not illuminated

– 1No apprentices employed through duration of project

– Zero reportable accidents