Newarke Street

Part new build and part conversion, the development consists of around 300 student units. The design centred around electric heating and hot water whilst maintaining a high level of energy efficiency with a very thermally efficient building.
The addition of photovoltaic (PV) cells on the roof further enhanced the efficiency and made steps towards Leicester City Council’s renewables targets. The new build element of the site, which was a Fusion pre-fabricated structure, proved a challenge to design around but turned out to be an excellent efficient solution.

Duties: Full detail design, including site monitoring, SAP and EPCs.

Lillie House, Phase II

Architect: WSM Acanthus Architects

Project Manager: MDA Leicester

Contractor: JA Ball

New build student development which consists of around 140 student units. The hot water design was based around air source heat pumps and central gas fired plant to allow the building to be electrically heated whilst still being compliant with Part L2A.

The project is currently on site, due for completion in 2017.

Duties: Full detail design including site monitoring, SBEM, thermal modelling, and EPC.

St Giles House

Main Contractor: Shaylor Group

M & E Contractor: EME Installations

BEC worked as part of the refurbishment of a disused office building turning it into 150 student units with basement car parking. The development now boasts great social spaces consisting of a cinema, gym, and communal dining areas with kitchen for entertaining and group meals.

Duties: Full detail design for the M&E contractor, including SBEM and EPC.

Bishop Street

Client: IMAP Students Ltd

Architect: Stanniforth Architects

Contractor: JA Ball

The project was a conversion of the existing building, with 2 new storeys of accommodation constructed on the roof. The development consists of around 90 student units. A challenging project to convert this disused post office as it has many original features.

Duties: Full detail design, including site monitoring, SAP and EPCs

Ashby Square

Client: Woldron Developments

Architect: RGP Leicester

New build student development in the centre of Loughborough. The brief was to design an electrically heated building but as efficient as possible to keep running costs and carbon emissions low. This was done primarily by working with RGP to enhance the building fabric and air tightness to reach compliance.

Duties: Full detail design including site monitoring, SAP and EPCs.

Redvers House

BEC are undertaking four current projects for Minton Group, with around 550 student units being created. Redvers House is a 14-storey tower block in Sheffield city centre. Unusually for stent developments this is very high end with full comfort cooling to all rooms, heat recovery demand led ventilation, and 100MB broadband to all units. Also, quite unusually, the main heat source for the building is from Sheffield’s district heating main.

Duties: Full detail design including thermal modelling and site monitoring.

Lillie House

Conversion of existing disused office block into student accommodation with new build additional storey on the roof. The development consists of around 50 student beds in a combination of studios, one and two bed flats and cluster flats with shared kitchens and lounges. The heating is electric, with hot water being delivered from central gas fired water heaters.

Duties: Full detail design including site monitoring, SAP and EPC.