cathedral road, derby

Project Description

Student accommodation providing rooms for 350 bed spaces was constructed in under 18 months. The structure consists of a modular fusion steel frame, insulation and our BrickPlus: Eco cladding system to finish. The external BrickPlus: Eco façade increased the thermal performance of the building whilst providing a traditional brick finish.

We produced a brick with subtle variances to the design and colour, meeting the architect and local planning authority demands. The brick is a multi-red colour, but a protruding section has a darker tint. There are many bespoke sections including an oversized soldier brick head to the entrance, along with angled squints.

A base coat of adhesive was applied to a weatherproof board on which the BrickPlus: Eco panel system was installed. In total, 3500m² of BrickPlus: Eco was installed within 6 months by a small team trained on the project. Corners and solider heads were also installed to give the building its traditional look and feel.

In total, our super quick installation and the Fusion ‘pre-fabricated’ system saved the project approximately 16 weeks construction time, when compared to a traditional brick built solution!

Project Details

Client / Developer / Contractor:
Derbyshire Student Residences Limited (DRSL)

GT3 Architects

Monolith Product(s):
BrickPlus: Eco

Fusion Building Systems (Pre-insulated light gauge steel) with Siniat Weather Defence Board

Completed in 2016