Chamberlain Hall construction update July 2015

It has been three months since my last update on the redevelopment of Chamberlain Hall and all work is now moving towards the student residence's Autumn opening.  Brickwork is still rising on the exterior of the tower block while internally the installation of bedroom furniture, carpets and ceilings has been continuing.

As I noted in my previous update the most striking change is the beautiful copper cladding.  Speedclad is carrying out the design, supply and installation of the cladding facade in a £3.5m contract with over 6391 panels being installed in total. 

Speedclad is carrying out the design, supply and installation of the cladding facade and SFS in a £3.5 million contract. The package includes BENCHMARK by Kingspan wall liner, 4726 no. copper panels, 1665 no. perforated copper panels, ceramic terracotta, Kingspan steel framing systems and all associated items.

In April the tower reached a milestone with the tower topped out, the traditional event which celebrates the last beam, or equivalent, placed atop a structure during it's construction.  Balfour Beatty delivered the project in just 103 weeks with Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir David Eastwood laying the final area of concrete on the top, 

The view from the tower is magnificent and will showcase a city transformed with developments such as The Cube and new Library of Birmingham.

The view below is reproduced courtessy of the Birmingham Mail,

The photo below is one I took from the former hall in 2002 and while the skyline has changed the green sea of trees that leads up to the city has not and shows how students will be afforded some of the best views in town.

The photos below show the tower under construction and the striking copper cladding.

27 June, view from Muirhead Tower with new hall centre of the view.

17 June

2 June

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