AXO Student Living – Gymnasium

About the project:

R1 Construction was approached by Tier 1 contractor Galliford Try to assist with the undertaking of transforming an existing ground floor student accommodation apartment and reception area into a new gymnasium. With numbers expanding within the city with overseas pupils Galliford Try had just handed over the new £59M state of the art student accommodation block in the heart of Coventry City Centre offering over 900 student lets

The new accommodation block offers everything to the modern-day student but was lacking a gymnasium. R1 Construction engaged into early conversations with Galliford Try where we took the complete refurbishment and remodeling works on a JCT design and build contract acting as main contractor.

The scheme involved fully stripping out the ground floor student rooms including all mechanical and electrical services. The refurbishment presented many challenges along the way where we had to alter and adapt the existing building foundations to the 7-storey structure, and install a structurally designed steel frame to carry the load.

The finished product was a welcomed addition to the already impressive facility with R1 carrying out all associated works including:

  • Structural design work
  • Mechanical & Electrical designs including WC’s, heating and cooling, data, power, door access, fire alarm
  • Demolition and strip out
  • Structural alterations and openings
  • Groundworks – reduce level dig to gain ceiling height and new insulated floor slab
  • Full fit out including- curtain walling and door installations, acoustic improvements, partitions, ceiling grids, floor coverings, plastering and decorations
  • Fixtures, fittings and equipment