Client: Crosslane/Create Construction
Type: Mixed student residential and retail
Construction: Steel frame, metal rainscreen cladding
Status: Completed January 2020
Following the successful relationship built with Crosslane at our Portsmouth student residential project, we were invited to work with Crosslane on their development at Kingsway, Swansea. The project includes a mix of studios and cluster bedrooms to provide 310 units set around a private external courtyard, which provides a balance to the busy Kingsway.
We undertook a similar detailed design review to that at Portsmouth, this time with Create Construction, in order to rationalise the construction and detailing to provide a proposal that was deliverable within the client’s commercial envelope. Reorganisation of the internal layouts allowed an increase in bedroom numbers together with improved relationships of the communal areas to the private courtyard. This, together with rationalising the external envelope, were key elements that quickly assisted in this process whilst not compromising either the design principles or the consented scheme.