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CWA Engineering - National Transport Design Centre - Civil & Structural Engineering Services
CWA Engineering - National Transport Design Centre - Civil & Structural Engineering Services
CWA Engineering - National Transport Design Centre - Civil & Structural Engineering Services

National Transport Design Centre

The Design Studio requires detailed interface with the specialist equipment providers in order to minimise clashes at design and construction interfaces.
  • Client:
    Coventry University

  • Location:
    Coventry

  • Project Value:
    £8m

  • Services Provided:
    Civil and Structural Engineering Consultancy Services

  • Added Value:
    CWA were part of the original design team working from feasibility stage to understand the client requirements for the building. The Client advised that the building needed to be procured at an early stage to ensure affordability. CWA provided an early tender package design to enable early orders to be placed to fit in with expenditure profile. CWA procured geotechnical investigation works and remediation strategy work in order to assess ground conditions to satisfy planning conditions.

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    National Transport Design Centre
Description

As part of an overall increase in automotive research capability, Coventry University are to deliver the new National Transport Design Centre (NTDC).
The NTDC research facility is split into two sections:

Design Studio, using automated milling machines to produce scale automotive models design livery.

Innovation centre to provide office space to start-up companies linked with the research.

The building consists of a 2-3 storey steel frame construction to minimise the structural weight over the long span studio and to reduce the time and cost within the Innovation Centre office construction.

The building is clad in a combination of long-span cladding Kingspan panels, brickwork and a large patterned perforated screen.

The building is supported by piled foundations down to the underlying sandstone strata with suspended ground floor slabs due to the presence of infilled historic quarry on site.

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