SC4 rises to university challenge in Winchester

Timber frame construction team provide students with
first class accommodation

On behalf of its client Prestoplan Ltd, SC4 Carpenters Ltd has completed accommodation blocks that will house 395 students at Queens Road, Winchester. The principal contractor Cowlin Construction (Balfour Beatty Affiliated) set a tough challenge for the SC4 construction team on this project. Not only was the construction site on a 35% slope, it was three and a half weeks behind schedule when SC4 got started.

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Key Project Facts >>>

  • Location: Queens Road, Winchester
  • Completion Date: October 2009
  • Project: Accomodation blocks for 395 students at Winchester University
  • Client: Prestoplan Ltd
  • Principal Contractor:Cowlin Construction (Balfour Beatty Affiliated)
  • Key feature: Slope of site 35%
  • Number/Type of blocks:
    7 x 6-storey
  • Total floor area: 12000 sqm

With an experienced team of qualified timber frame erectors, SC4 were soon able to get the 6-storey structures on all 7 blocks, circa 12,000 sqm of disproportionate collapse timber frame, back on track and completed on time in October 2009.

SC4 carried out many other projects in conjunction with the Queens Road project - notably the Deanery, Southampton, where SC4 simultaneously provided carpentry construction services for 171 mixed houses and flats.

Recent statistics from the UK Timber Frame Association shows that timber frame buildings now account for over 25% of all new build and almost two-thirds of new buildings in the public sector. With many years of experience in providing, fast, efficient and high quality carpentry construction services for housing associations, educational establishments, care homes and private developments, SC4 is well placed to assist developers in meeting the rising demand for timber-frame construction across the south coast.

Established in 2000, SC4 Carpentry Contractors Ltd is highly skilled in providing timber frame erection services for complex structures on time and to our clients' satisfaction. Our qualified and experienced workforce is CSCS, CITB and CIS registered, and has succesfully completed numerous construction projects across Hants, Berks, Wilts and Surrey over the past decade. Health and safety is a key priority for SC4, which is an accredited contractor under the Contractors Health & Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS).

For further details and quotations please call on
0771 5568 102

Pictures from the Queens Road site, Winchester

winchester student accomodation blocks
winchester student accomodation blocks
winchester student accomodation blocks