The Details

When Askham Bryan college needed more student accommodation to aid its continuing expansion they turned to Thurston to provide high quality living areas that are robust, low maintenance and economical to run.

Thurston worked closely college to ensure the final design would meet all the required specifications. The result is three highly successful student accommodation centres manufactured using Thurston’s all-steel framework pod system.

The development includes 189 rooms with en-suites, catering facilities for the wardens and nine rooms suitable for disabled students. The steel pod design ensures the individual units are virtually soundproof and also helps to significantly reduce heating and lighting costs.

The project had to be carried out over three phases to tie in with the demolishing of three existing blocks which meant all the work being carried while the College and the immediate vicinity of the site was fully operational.

Our scope covered design, manufacture of bedroom modules ,installation ,all internal decoration and M&E and external enabling works .

Thurston were also responsible for undertaking the CDMC role and preparing the Construction Phase Health and Safety Plan around the needs and risks of the site

The late professor Gareth Rees, then College Principal, said: “This is the single biggest building project in the college’s history and we are delighted to have worked with Thurston Building Systems whose state of the art framework systems and insulation provide our students with attractive accommodation and the very best facilities.”

About The Project