Achieving Excellence for Our Clients
Across Multiple Industry Sectors

Sectors : Student Accommodation

As a growing sector in the UK construction market, our light steel framing offers numerous benefits, particularly due to its speed of construction, weight reductions and overall stability, reducing future building maintenance requirements for the client.

Due to student accommodation programmes being typically very lean and geared around term times, our light steel framing offers speed on construction, which is a valuable asset due to the nature of this sector. Not only that, as student accommodation is usually built from podium slabs, with large communal areas underneath, LSF can reduce the loadings into the foundations. And with repetitive floor plans, our steel can accomplish multiple storeys effectively, achieving seven to eight levels without the requirement of additional primary steel.

Case Studies

Glen Ayre Campus Student Accommodation

Glen Ayre Campus Student Accommodation

Location: Southampton
Client: University of Southampton
 
The increase in the number of student rooms available on this campus site by 250 was achieved by a complex scheme which comprised of a new build wing, a new top floor to an existing building and internal re-organisation. Speed of build was a key factor and Icarus pre-fabricated infill panels uniquely numbered and strategically delivered to site helped this stretching build to stay on programme.

Newcastle University Kensington Park Terrace

Newcastle University Kensington Park Terrace

Location: Newcastle
Client: Grahams
This challenging scheme for Newcastle University Kensington Park Terrace consisted of three separate blocks. The main block was particularly complex consisting of a two-storey cantilevered area, an open courtyard with offset and splayed walls. The large vaulted roof spaces were also combined with a sawtooth arrangement for the roof which was also complete with projecting balconies.

Carillion Westgate Road Scheme

Carillion Westgate Road Scheme

Location: Newcastle
Client: Carillion
 
Icarus created a large scheme consisting of over 280 units, located in central Newcastle. Restricted access to the site calls for efficient deliveries and a close working relationship with the client to make steady progresses. The rapid install included pre-boarded external wall frames, pre-boarded floor cassettes, installation of the clients bathroom pods and Icarus own edge protection system developed specifically for its steel frame installation.