Steel to frame Coventry’s tallest building
Working on behalf of main contractor Winvic Construction, Caunton Engineering has been awarded the steelwork contract for a major new student accommodation scheme in Coventry.
Said to include the tallest habitable building in the city, the scheme will comprise four steel-framed interlinked towers, ranging from six-storeys high to 22-storeys high.
The 22-storey block will be 76.2m-tall, just shy of the city’s famous cathedral spire which is 90m high.
The towers will be able to house students in 1,192 self-contained bedrooms, which will feature secure CCTV and a fob entrance system, fully equipped kitchens including fridge/freezer, microwave and integrated oven and hob and deluxe designer shower rooms.
In addition to the student accommodation, there will be retail space on the ground and first floors.
Caunton is both designing and supplying 1,800t of steelwork for this major development.
Winvic Construction has been appointed by Jamie Lewis (Code) to build the scheme which is located on the corner of Fairfax Street and Cox Street in Coventry city centre.