Kingston Student Living
The Frankham Consultancy Group are appointed by ENGIE as Civil and Structural Engineering, Mechanical, Electrical, Public Health Engineering and Sustainability Consultants for the Kingston Student Living project. The regeneration scheme includes redevelopment of 5 listed buildings to create a new student union, multi-purpose function space, start-up business incubator, further accommodation and reception and cafeteria functions.
The key objective for Kingston University is to deliver better quality accommodation for their students in response to the new private developments across London, which will include new kitchen common rooms for each group of flats to enable more social interaction and an enhanced sense of wellbeing for the students.
Improving student accommodation and experience
Across the two sites, student rooms are increasing in number by 116 to 887 rooms. Original rooms were all standard and basic, with new facilities being designed in a Smart Buildings approach to allow future flexibility and technological advances.
At the Kingston Hill site, room numbers are decreasing as expansion is not achievable when providing new shared kitchen and common rooms. At Seething Wells, new horizontal and vertical extensions allowed numbers to be increased significantly. Both extension types are formed in lightweight steel framing systems to reduce weight and potential for settlement. Extensive ground investigations were undertaken to enable us to justify both new and existing foundations for increased loads.
Mechanical and Electrical Engineering