Cardinal Newman College Phase 3 · Preston
The new build St Francis Building provides state-of-the-art teaching accommodation for Sociology and Maths consisting of seminar rooms, open learning, study areas, IT room and a Costa Coffee shop.
The construction of this development is built of steel frame with concrete floors and feature brickwork/rendering details to external elevations with flat slate roof coverings.
The construction works were undertaken adjacent to an existing education facility which remained in use throughout the duration of the project.
This project was undertaken on an extremely restricted, tight, operational site on the main crossing point from the city centre to the College.
A temporary pedestrian crossing was put into place and safety procedures to ensure the welfare of the college users, employees and local community.
Our site cabins and material storage were located away from the site and delivery times restricted.
The client’s specification required the building to have natural ventilation, which was a difficult constraint due to the building location on the main road resulting in traffic fumes and noise. Whilst this was difficult we were able to provide a result which offered the correct balance.
From the original budget Eric Wright Construction were able to provide a small paved area, garden space and seating for students to enjoy on their breaks.
We also offered a number of student site visits and student engagement opportunities including site newsletters.