Loughborough University

View Gallery Imported Photos 00170

Case Study For :-  HOLYWELL BUILDING, Loughborough University


Job Description: New Entrance Hall


Existing Building: Single Brick Work Shop, based on the Loughborough Campus

Health & Safety: CDM

Case Study:- Structural  Building works to New Glazed Entrance.

Works Carried Out:- Work priced when entrance was at design stage. Once design and price was agreed a meeting was set up to agree a start date for the works to start and completion date. A programme, Health & Safety Method & Risk Assessment was submitted and agreed with all parties.

The critical elements to this contract was, the floor slab had to be cast to 0 tolerance  because the glazed panels sat in a channel directly off the slab and also housed the 4 number 107mm diameter columns which fixed the height of the glazed panels and above that the roof design, soffit & gutter detail.


Works carried by D.L.Rhodes & Son Ltd;

Excavate & Construct Floor Slab: – Dpm, Insulation form shutter and cast 250mm of C30 concrete.

Steel Columns: – 107mm diameter primed & glossed fixed to a set position to fix lugs to glazed panel.

Roof Construction: – 225mm treated timbers fix as per layout drawing, with timber fillets and 18mm ply deck.

Silver foiled Insulation.  3 Layer brown felt system as approved.

Ceiling:- 12mm Tapered edge plaster board, joints taped filled and sanded down.   Light fitted to centre of ceiling. Ceiling received 2 coats of white mat paint.

Tiling:- Slate 330mm x 330mm slate black tile, with a 3mm joint and finished in a grey flexible floor grout.

Ground Works:- Take up existing paved ramp and cart away, form new ramp with landing to top & bottom of ramp in brindle brick pavers included a 100mm up stand to the outer edge in solid blue bricks.

Conclusion :- Work completed within the agreed programme and signed by Facilities Management at Loughborough University.