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Former BBC Costume Store, 172-178 Victoria Road, Acton, W3 6UL

Client:Berkeley First Limited
Value: 5m
Architect: Amos Architecture
Engineer: JSA Consulting
New student accommodation for University of the Arts
Built on the site of the former BBC Costume Store, this is the new flagship student accommodation building for the University of the Arts, London providing 718 student study bedrooms.
Our works package included pile caps and ground beams, a 14 storey and a 19 storey Reinforced Concrete frame structure, underground drainage and full hard landscaping.
Due to limited space on site, we were only able to erect a single tower crane.  The demands of the programme meant that we would therefore need to look at pre-fabrication off site where possible, freeing up the crane to be used in other areas.  We therefore selected a twinwall solution for the four main cores, as well as installing precast columns throughout the entire superstructure.