The accommodation facility was installed at Aberystwyth University between July and October 2011. The building is a 3 storey block comprising of 60 furnished bedrooms with study area and bespoke shower pods, fully equipped double kitchens, communal meeting areas, fully equipped laundry rooms and self-contained plant room.
As the University campus is open all year round with accommodation being rented out in the summer months for conferences etc., Thurston Building Systems undertook the site installation and fit out whilst the surrounding areas were in use and had to work with the University to ensure the disruption to the facility was kept to a minimum.
The building was delivered to site in completed and furnished ‘pods’ and subsequently had the external cladding and services completed on site along with the installation of pitched roof, internal and external staircases.
Thurston Building Systems worked closely with the Universities Estate Management team to ensure the building was delivered on time and within budget. Regular meetings were held to assess the design and progress of the contract. This building required a BREEAM rating and Thurstons worked closely with all suppliers and sub-contractors to ensure that the required rating was achieved.