Situated in the heart of World Heritage City of Bath, North Parade is a student facility constructed adjacent to Bath Cricket Club and will comprise 144 bedrooms, with en-suite facilities, communal kitchens and lounge areas.
Through extensive planning the Cricket Club will remain operational for the duration of the build. The existing run-down Cricket School will be demolished and replaced by a flood resilient, state of the art indoor training facility to international standards. The club will also benefit from a fully refurbished public car park to the rear of the school.
To ensure the building is in-keeping with the local community Bath Stone will be used to clad the building so the new school will fit perfectly in to the surrounding neighbourhood.
The development's north boundary runs parallel with a main line railway. Through extensive negotiations with Network Rail the following provisions were put in place to ensure the safety of the team and eliminate any disruption to the railways service:
Due to unforeseen access issues, plus the presence of high voltage cables and close proximity to the railway, our original logistics plan needed to be re-visited to ensure a seamless delivery. We did this by:
The build included a combination of a hot-rolled frame and metsec frame. The podium construction used a hot rolled steel frame and concrete slab. To be more cost and build effective, the majority of the apartment structure used a cold rolled metsec frame. This combination method was managed during the design: