R G Carter has worked with Anglia Ruskin University for a number of years. The last project, the largest by some way, being the construction of two new buildings to complete the Client’s Young Street development. The buildings (called Phase Two & Three) consisted of the design and construction of a new teaching facility (#2) and a new research and offices facility (#3).
The new buildings are both linked to the Phase One building that was constructed previously. Phase Two being joined by a glass link structure at 1st and 2nd floor levels, and Phase Three being immediately attached to form one continuous building.
Phase Two houses new teaching spaces, an 196-seat lecture theatre and a kitchen area, whilst Phase Three houses offices on the 2nd floor, research and development on the 1st floor and a large open plan cycle store on the ground floor.
The projects were run concurrently with an extremely confined construction area that required two luffing jib cranes to assist in material handling throughout the construction of the main structure, which included pile foundations, ground bearing slab in-site concrete frame / steel frame, masonry outer shell with zinc and copper cladding, Kalzip roofing and Metsec inner skin.
Deliveries were carefully scheduled due to the challenging site constraints and logistics which meant that storage was at an absolute premium. Throughout the 68 week contract our delivery team, led by Ian Chandler and supported by Steve Mallows and Scott Casey, faced many logistical problems that they overcame by close site management, open communication and cooperation and collaboration with our client, design team and local residents.