City Heights, Cardiff

Client:    Draycott Construction Ltd

Sector:          Residential

Value:           £12m

Cambria Consulting are the appointed Civil and Structural Engineers for the 146 unit student accommodation block at 199-109 City Road, Cardiff.

The multi-storey building varies in height from 3-9 storeys delivering residential and retail units, plant areas, cycle parking and refuse storage. The building will also house a state-of-the-art gym, rooftop terrace and communal TV & games area.

The superstructure compromises of a reinforced concrete podium slab to first floor that supports a Metframe structure to the floors above. The structure is clad in a mixture of brick work and cladding panels. Due to poor ground bearing capacity and the proximity of adjacent buildings the buildings foundations are piled using CFA piles to minimise the noise and risk of vibrations damaging the adjacent properties.

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