Student accommodation and facilities

Combined Colleges Boathouse, Cambridge

The Combined Colleges Boathouse in Cambridge needed to upgrade its club facilities. We supported the project from the planning stage by providing flood risk assessment services. Our civil and structural engineering designs reflected the regularity of flooding and the requirement to not lose any flood storage volume.

Collegelands Student Housing Development

Collegelands is a designated regeneration area to the east of Glasgow city centre, designed to bring a substantial plot of former railway and industrial land back into active use. PBA is the lead consultant for the design of a new 432-bedroom student residence.

Corpus Christi College, Oxford

PBA assisted in the refurbishment of the 1960s Powell Moya Building (now the Oldham Building) and 1880s Jackson Buildings. There were several constraints applied to the Oldham Building which we overcame at the planning stage including that the Powell Moya architecture must be retained and restored wherever possible.

Bodleian Libraries Book Storage Facility

Built in Swindon for the University of Oxford, the Bodleian Libraries Book Storage Facility has the capacity for eight million volumes. Levels across the site were raised with a comprehensive earthworks operation also forming two large balancing ponds for drainage attenuation. PBA also provided transport impact advice as well as ecology and waste management advice.

Wellington College Performing Arts Centre

PBA has worked closely with architects, Studio Seilern, to make the award-winning G. W. Annenberg Performing Arts Centre a reality for Wellington College in Berkshire.

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