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Queens Walk Student Accommodation, Reading
Main Contractor : Osbourne Construction Ltd
Contract Value :
£2.5 million
Client : Crown Student Living
Queens Walk Student Accommodation, Reading

Description :

This project involves the transformation of an existing city centre office block into student accommodation which will house 400 students from the University of Reading. The facility will provide 395 bed spaces along with ancillary student communal and social spaces in the basement.  An additional 6th and 7th floor has been added to the existing structure with all existing floors undergoing extensive refurbishment. The project is on track to complete for the September 2016 intake of students, with an overall duration of 11 months.


HVAC Installation(s) :

Systems include LTHW heating with radiators to each room, controlled via TRV’s. The heating system comprises of a combination of Victaulic and welded pipework on large pipework in plantroom and within riser.

Local mechanical extract to each apartment controlled by PIR’s. Heat recovery ventilation and air conditioning to communal areas in basement.

Domestic hot and cold water via a water storage tank, calorifier and booster set. The domestic pipework comprises of Victaulic in plantroom and riser and Pressfit in the corridors and soldered pipework for all branches into apartments. The drainage system uses an acoustic drainage system to minimise any drainage noise.

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