Pivotal to the success of the design, build and management of this transformative project was the establishment of a trusted consortium of four partners, named the Salford Villages Consortium, consisting of GRAHAM, as the main contractor, Equitix, Kier Investments and Campus Living Villages.
This innovative financial structure provided the platform for a concentrated 90-week construction phase, encompassing over 1 million ‘man-hours’ on site, 2136 tonnes of steel and 28,956m of metal studs. No issues of disruption were identified by the client.
Complementing the ‘home away from home’ ethos of the 1367 living spaces, are modern amenities such as a cinema and gym, which are all connected, and enlivened, through a series of public spaces.
Completed ahead of schedule and featuring a building footprint of 15,200m2, the ambitious BREEAM ‘Excellent’ project has significantly enhanced the heritage of the Peel Park. Environmentally friendly, and thermally efficient, the project will support the University in minimising lifecycle costs into the future and enhance the lives of students.