Meldrum were contracted to fabricate and install 130 tons of structural steelwork for the new student accommodation in Durham on an extremely tight site.
The overall scheme has a total of 97 bedrooms and studios which are constructed using structural steel framing with composite concrete floor slabs on mass fill concrete strip foundations. In total 3 steel frames were needed in addition to the access stairs for each block.
AT A GLANCE
Duration – 4 weeks TBC
Meldrum were approached to submit a tender for the scheme back in 2013. There were many issues to resolve so the decision was made to approach contractors to submit Stage 1 tenders with the view of the successful contractor working with the Client’s representatives on a Design and Build contract utilising their own Design team for the full project. Meldrum’s submission proved to be the best submission not only for cost purposes but mainly for content and approach to the operation of the contract from design but also through to programming toward a stipulated completion deadline date.
– Michigan Investments