UNIVERSITY OF SALFORD

Key facts & challenges

Short Description
The University of Salford has invested £81m in new student accommodation blocks and leisure facilities
Building Type
Student Accommodation
Project Price
£81m
Customer/Project
University of Salford
Contractor
Graham Construction
Sub Contractor
SCS Building Solutions and Bluegyp
City
Salford, Manchester, UK
Country
UK
Installation quote
"If we'd gone down a traditional brick build, it would have taken two years to get the building watertight.
Install Quote Author
Brian Smith, Design Manager Graham Construction
Impact Quote
Student life is of course a mixture of hard work and hard play. Our products provide the acoustic protection that allows a student studying for finals to revise in peace. And sometimes, playing music is a necessity. One in six rooms are earmarked for music students, therefore needing extraordinary acoustic performance. Our boards also provide the robustness to withstand hard wear and tear, and provide 120 minutes of fire protection so maybe Mum’s and Dad’s can sleep a little easier, too.

Project description

The University of Salford has invested £81m in new student accommodation blocks and leisure facilities - including a cinema room for students, teaching staff and the local community. A consortium called Salford Village Limited was established to deliver the design, build and future management of the accommodation. The main contractor, Graham Construction, appointed Siniat as it's key drylining and external sheathing board supplier. The design brief was to create a distinctive new part of the city, with the target of achieving an 'excellent' BREEAM rating, setting high standards for sustainability and energy efficiency.

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