Offsite Options wins newest VINCI rest room pod deal

Offsite Options wins newest VINCI rest room pod deal

The £1.7m undertaking will see the manufacture of 757 rest room pods for VINCI Constructing.

Offsite Options has delivered 16 pod tasks for VINCI Constructing so far which incorporates main pupil lodging schemes for universities in Swansea, Cardiff, Coventry, and Liverpool. This newest undertaking is for the College of the West of England (UWE Bristol) – and it’s Offsite Options’ third for this college.

This extremely sustainable improvement is among the largest Passivhaus tasks within the UK. It’s designed to supply a excessive degree of consolation for college students while utilizing little or no vitality for heating and cooling, serving to UWE Bristol and VINCI Constructing to fulfill their environmental aspirations.

As a part of the licensed low carbon technique, the buildings purpose to yield a discount of round 50 per cent in working prices and carbon emissions.

To assist obtain this, the chilly water pipework within the rest room pods can be insulated and the thermostatic bathe and mixer faucets for the hand basins are designed to run at decrease temperatures. Each of those measures will cut back vitality consumption for heating sizzling water.

Steve O’Leary, Regional Enterprise Companies Supervisor at VINCI Constructing, mentioned: “I’ve managed the procurement and supply of round 3,500 pods manufactured by Offsite Options prior to now 9 years.

“Their strategy fits VINCI Constructing’s mannequin of pupil lodging very effectively. They’ve sturdy manufacturing unit testing processes in place which imply the standard is best and extra constant. For my part, Offsite Options’ pods are the perfect of their sector and I’d not hesitate to advocate.

“This answer reduces the quite a few trades for toilet development to a single provider, which ends up in a substantial time saving. Every rest room usually takes round three weeks to assemble historically, whereas with offsite manufacturing, we simply need to place the pods, make connections, and cling the doorways. That is extremely quick.”

James Stephens, Managing Director of Offsite Options, mentioned: “We’ve a historical past of working with VINCI Constructing which spans a few years. We’re delighted to be collaborating with their workforce as soon as once more and on this extremely sustainable pupil dwelling undertaking in Bristol – a campus we now have already labored on.

“That is an thrilling improvement which is able to assist to fulfill the rising demand for contemporary, top quality pupil dwelling while demonstrating a transparent dedication to addressing local weather change points.  It’s a ground-breaking undertaking which is able to set new requirements for the event of sustainable pupil lodging.”

Due for completion for the 2023/24 pupil consumption, this section of the Frenchay Campus improvement will present 900 mattress areas in three buildings spanning over 26,000sqm and in clusters of 4, six and eight bedrooms and with ensuite or shared loos.

The architects are Stride Treglown with Amber as MEP designers.

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