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CWA Engineering - The Helix, Bristol Road – Student Accommodation
CWA Engineering - The Helix, Bristol Road – Student Accommodation
CWA Engineering - The Helix, Bristol Road – Student Accommodation

The Helix, Bristol Road – Student Accommodation

The Helix is an eight storey student accommodation building situated in Selly Oak, Birmingham. The building occupies a prominent location on Bristol Road opposite the University of Birmingham.
  • Client:
    Winvic

  • Location:
    Selly Oak, Birmingham

  • Project Value:
    £15m

  • Services Provided:
    Civil and Structural Engineering Consultancy Services

  • Added Value:
    The use of BIM processes allowed CWA to produce a fully coordinated model of the building to share with other collaborators. This eliminated the risk of potential clashes on site and allowed a fast track delivery of the project.

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    The Helix, Bristol Road – Student Accommodation
Description

The building is approximately 108,500 sq ft of floor area, this includes 350 bed accommodation units, a gymnasium and cinema at ground floor level.

The sub structure comprises a complex system of stepped reinforced concrete ground beams and pile caps supported by CFA concrete piles. The superstructure comprises a braced steel frame with composite concrete suspended floors.

The below ground drainage has been defined to incorporate SuDS principles in order to control the quantity of surface water run-off reaching the public sewer. Flows have been attenuated by incorporating a flow control devise and an attenuation tank to temporarily hold the excess surface water which is released at a reduced rate.

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