Phases 5 & 6, Kiln Court, Canterbury

Kent College, Canterbury

‘Throughout the various contracts undertaken, Abbott Construction carried out the work in a professional and conscientious manner, accommodating the day to day needs of the school to ensure the works minimised any disturbance to teaching activities.’

Description of works:

This project was initiated from our previous student accommodation projects in this area of Canterbury that have spanned over a 10 year period.

The works have to be carefully planned, due to the close proximity of the previously completed phases and careful management of the traffic and pedestrian movements of the existing students.  We lead the team architects and structural engineers through from the planning stage to completion and have regular co-ordination meetings with the client.

The construction methods used for these phases have been piling and ring beam sub-structures with traditional masonry walls decoratively clad with panels and a fibreglass or single ply membrane roof.  Sprinkler systems are also included, which are now becoming a standard fixture in this type of development. Each phase has incorporated various levels of renewable energy including PV.

Quantity Surveyor: Paul Roberts

Structural Engineer: P J Thomason & Associates Limited

Duration of project: 40 weeks

Project Value: £570k

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