The Seacole Building

Approx. Value: 2.5m Duration: 78 weeks Location: Birmingham
  • Contractor: BAM Construction
  • Architect: Sheppard Robson
  • Client: Birmingham City University
  • Value: 2.5m
  • Duration: 78 weeks
  • Location: Birmingham
  • Sector: Commercial

The Seacole Building is a new £41million expansion to Birmingham City Universities South Campus, to facilitate new laboratories & teaching spaces for a wide range of courses. CG Reynolds were employed to carry out the SFS frame-work, along with the internal partitions & ceilings.

The SFS frame-work employed new systems for CG Reynolds. The EOS SFS with swaged studs, pre-assembled window components & a new ordering system, whilst the Siniat Weather Defence, with it’s gpysum core meant a more time-efficient score & snap board. All of this not only offered time saving against a standardised SFS & CP board system, but with fewer cuts to the metal & no saw being required for the board minimised health & safety risks. CGR were additionally employed to install the EPDM seal, Extratherm insulation & brick ties. Subsequent to our high success carrying out these packages, we also installed stepped brick slips to the triple height curtain walling areas & brick slip soffits to the overhang.

The internals package consisted of British Gypsum Partitions, with Armstrong ceilings, both metal clip-in to the full rooms & planks in bulkheads with baffles to the remainder of the room. We also undertook a rigitone ceiling to the triple height area connecting the new build with the existing & built a frame-work for the timber cladding. This was installed both on walls & also to bulkheads. As part of the weather proofing measures we installed the new Glassroc X board to the atrium ahead of the rooflight installation. This solution was our first utilisation of the new British Gypsum product.

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The Beecroft Building

  • Contractor: Laing O'Rourke
  • Architect: Hawkins\Brown
  • Client: University of Oxford
  • Value: 2.75m
  • Duration: 52 weeks
  • Location: Oxford
  • Sector: Commercial
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De Montfort University – Vijay Patel Building

  • Contractor: Mace
  • Architect: CPMG Architects
  • Client: De Montford University
  • Value: 3.25M
  • Duration: 80 weeks
  • Location: Leicester
  • Sector: Commercial

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