Student Accomodation

Leeds Arena


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Building Surveying

Leeds Arena

Watts produced a detail survey of the makeup of the build fabric to ascertain the presence of combustible materials within the façade of the 25 storey student accommodation block. Watts then competitively tendered for a remediation partner who was appointed under a PCSA, before being engaged under a Design and Build contract to complete the works.

The scope included carefully removing the façade panels and storing them to be reinstalled while the combustible insulation was removed and a new VCL installed. The works were carried out while maintaining full occupation of the building throughout and with minimal disruption to the occupants, through careful management by Watts and close engagement with all stakeholders.

Description of services

  • Survey and investigation of building façade
  • Competitive tender for remediation contractor under a PCSA
  • Co-ordination and management of Client Stakeholders & Design Team from RIBA stages 1-4.
  • Competitive procurement of works contractors.
  • Effective management of project risks and mitigation of same.
  • Management and reporting on change.
  • Monitoring of progress against programme and reporting on same.
  • Administration of the Contract.

Client: Campus Living Villages 
Project Value: Under £10,000,000
Date: 2020 - 2024

Find out more about this project and our wider services:

Paul McDonagh, Associate Director
07875 468279