At a glance
- Project value: £47.5-£52.5 Million
- Client: Packaged Living
- Fund: Invesco
- Architect: Maber
- Engineer: Meinhardt
- Programme: 120 Weeks
- Completion: May 2022
Due to its city centre location, the site is compact and the H shaped building extends to all four boundaries; the structure comprises of 19 storeys, with two primary towers and a link block, and is constructed out of concrete and poured in-situ.
A significant amount of earthworks were undertaken on site to facilitate an undercroft car park and cycle stores that house 49 vehicles and 294 bikes. A portion of the ground floor, facing Avebury Boulevard has been created as a commercial unit. Residents are not only able to enjoy the city centre facilities, but also have access to communal areas on the ground and 11th floor, which includes a rooftop garden, several green roof terraces and link walkway at roof level.
The design has ensured that the complex is aesthetically prominent, with a classic brick façade providing a contrast to the surrounding fully glazed and panelled buildings. Winvic used four different brick types, including a striking green glass brick that forms feature panels to the ground floor’s exterior.
The development has taken advantage of the city’s Combined Heat and Power (CHP) energy station, located close to the site; Winvic has connected the apartments to the district heating plant, meaning the complex uses a renewable source of energy for hot water and heating.
Renewable energy source for hot water and heating
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