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Case Study – St Lawrence House, Bristol

A 13 storey former office building was reconfigured and refurbished into 266 student and young professional studios for Prime Student Living and Buile in the heart of Bristol’s retail area, with easy access to both Bristol Universities. Campus Project Solutions were engaged as project managers and quantity surveyors for the project.

The scheme had a number of complications in that we were refurbishing a building made out of asbestos formwork. There was a substantial clearance pre–contract and then a huge discipline and rigour around dealing with this issue throughout the programme. There were logistical issues of storage and security in this city centre site, as there was no spare space and restricted vehicle access.

There were customer led changes during the works as this was not a purely student scheme with private residential use also permitted. A high specification included washing machines and SMART TV’S in all rooms.

All liaison with the operator was carried out through the tried and tested Campus Project Solutions 13 week mobilisation plan, keeping people engaged and accountable all through the process.

The final account was agreed on day of PC and client satisfaction was reported to be 10/10.