Byron House, Nottingham
UPP and Nottingham Trent University
Byron House was completed by DBK through the cost management and employer’s agent national framework. In addition, our key role was managing the process of incorporating the variations required by NTU into the Building Contract without resulting in delays to the main construction programme. This involved close management of the process between NTU, UPP and the main contractor which was successfully concluded resulting in an agreed account for the variations without adverse effect on the construction programme. DBK agreed final account and incorporated changes into the build contract and still completed the project on time.
The accommodation and student facilities are provided over two sites with the main Bryon House building reaching fourteen storeys. The total gross internal floor area of the project is approximately 29,000m2 and is based upon a light weight steel frame solution with proprietary bathroom pods. The new buildings incorporate a range of two and 10 bed cluster flats.
This complex mixed-use scheme required careful operational planning of the uses of the various spaces over 24 hour and seasonal cycles to ensure robust Statutory compliance modelling whilst providing a dynamic and ‘organic’ live / study environment.
This was the first mixed project of this nature for UPP bringing both the NTU non-residential and the UPP residential elements of the project together on one site in one vertically and horizontally integrated building.
RPS acquired DBK Ltd in April 2016.