The Foundry Student Accommodation, Clarence St, Newcastle
Winner of the Project of the Year (up to £10m) - 2016 CN Awards
Selected as a preferred supply chain partner to a Tier 1 Contractor for the high quality of their product and process, Premier Modular provided a 206-bedroom student accommodation block, The Foundry.
This high-quality, five-storey building situated close to the centre of Newcastle, consisted of a mixture of 54 studio flats, 150 en-suite bedrooms and two accessible en-suite bedrooms with associated shared living spaces and kitchens.
Driven by an immovable programme requirement of a September student intake, Premier worked in partnership with the main contractor, efficiently manufacturing 300 modules fully fitted out and decorated in the factory. Significantly the foundations and demolition commenced on site whilst the modules were being manufactured offsite – ensuring no time was wasted in the process.
The construction used a combination of products from the Premier range, combining light gauge steel frame modules for the bedrooms, with heavier gauge steel modules for the larger open plan communal areas.