Truro - Student Accommodation

Sector: Residential  Door type: Designer - Paint

The challenge.

The supply of 600 performance doorsets to the combined student and staff accommodation quarters. The client required fire protection and sound reduction in doorsets as these were necessity to meet the required building standards for student accommodation projects.

The solution.

An education in doorsets from Laidlaw

Laidlaw has supplied nearly 600 doorsets from its Urban Edge range to the combined student and staff accommodation quarters, at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro, Cornwall.

As the first combined site of its kind for Plymouth University, enabling medical staff and students to mix freely, the accommodation quarters at the Royal Cornwall Hospital are designed to provide a high quality living space that is fitted out with products and materials that will be able to stand the test of time.

Specified by BAM Construction, Urban Edge supplied a total of 582 doorsets finished in a sarum grey laminate. Due to the nature of the project, safety was paramount - as a result, doorsets were specified to meet up to 30 minutes fire resistance for installation to hall entrances, corridors and bedrooms to help provide barriers in areas where there is a higher risk of fire spreading. Within the busy, high capacity living areas, doorsets were specified to meet up to 32RwdB sound reduction.
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The £8.5million Truro accommodation houses 232 bedrooms with modern facilities that have replaced the current 1960’s accommodation, but will retain a ‘domestic’ feel in keeping with the surrounding neighbourhood.

David Roper, Project Manager from BAM Construction commented: "We worked alongside Urban Edge as it is a trusted supplier to student accommodation projects. Its renowned industry solution within this specific sector offers a highly cost-effective solution making it a perfect choice for this particular development.

"Stephen Hutsby, Head of Marketing and Product Development from Laidlaw said: "Laidlaw recognises the needs of sectors such as student accommodation, which is why we pride the Urban Edge brand as a dedicated division that can supply a variety of doorset solutions to meet the specific needs of this sector."

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