Effective collaboration between main contractor Galliford Try and offsite light gauge steel frame experts, Sigmat has ensured that the new 5 block, 24,500m² scheme at Regents Godiva, Coventry has completed it’s weathered envelope ahead of schedule.
The resulting time and cost savings will help deliver the 770-bedroom University campus accommodation together with ancillary support facilities including car and cycle parking for students on the city centre site, ready for the September 2018 starters.
Conflicting demands of height limitations within the masterplan affecting views of historic buildings and daylight for adjacent existing residential properties. The resulting series of light gauge steel framed ‘finger’ blocks maximise daylight penetration into and through the site, and a perimeter block that creates a defined street edge and shields the interior of the site from noise and pollution from the adjacent dual carriageway. Massing and height were extensively modelled using BIM software and verified view analysis ensured the best balance of landmark height and protection of views to the historic churches.