SC4 rises to university challenge in Winchester

Timber frame construction team provide students with first class accommodation

SC4 Carpenters Ltd completed timberframe erect of accommodation blocks to house 395 students at Queens Road, Winchester.

The principal contractor Cowlin Construction (Balfour Beatty Affiliated) set a tough challenge for the SC4 construction team on this project. Not only was the construction site on a 35% slope, it was three and a half weeks behind schedule when SC4 got started.

With an experienced team of qualified timber frame erectors, SC4 were soon able to get the 6-storey structures on all 7 blocks, circa 12,000 sqm of disproportionate collapse timber frame, back on track and completed on time in October 2009.

SC4 carried out many other projects in conjunction with the Queens Road project - notably the Deanery, Southampton, where SC4 simultaneously provided carpentry construction services for 171 mixed houses and flats.

Recent statistics from the UK Timber Frame Association shows that timber frame buildings now account for over 30% of all new build and almost two-thirds of new buildings in the public sector. With many years of experience in providing, fast, efficient and high quality carpentry construction services for housing associations, educational establishments, care homes and private developments, SC4 is well placed to assist developers in meeting the rising demand for timber-frame construction across the south coast.

Key Facts 

  • Location: Queens Road, Winchester
  • Completion Date: October 2009
  • Project: Accomodation blocks for 395 students at Winchester University
  • Client: Timberframe Manufacturer, Prestoplan Ltd
  • Principal Contractor: Cowlin Construction (Balfour Beatty Affiliated)
  • Key feature: Slope of site 35%
  • Number/Type of blocks: 7 x 6-storey
  • Total floor area: 12000 sqm



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