Structural and Civil Engineering
BDN provided Civil and Structural engineering services for the student accommodation scheme, working alongside Space Architects.
Situated in the centre of Durham City, the scheme comprised of a part demolition/part conversion of The Three Tuns Hotel Complex, creating 3No. new blocks of student accommodation, varying between 4 and 5 storeys.
The development will create 168 student bedrooms and studios, with social spaces, kitchens and lounges. Each block has been designed as a composite structure with lightweight gauge steel infill walls.
The prestigious city centre location proposed site challenges, due to a neighbouring church and police station. Careful consideration has therefore been given to the proposed foundation solution to ensure there were no party-wall issues.
The listed site will be fully restored and remodeled to create high quality student facilities, in a historical, popular University city.