Exeter College

Maths & Science Block, National House

Following the purchase of the original early 60s tower block (constructed on behalf of the Western National Bus Company and latterly used by various Government Departments) by Exeter College, TWP were appointed as Engineering Consultants by the College as they have set about the refurbishment of the building along with the creation of a new rear extension, full height stair tower structure and additional steel framed teaching space at roof deck level. TWP have also been responsible for the design of the extensive temporary works that have been required for alterations within the building basement and propping for materials deliveries on this landmark site that is highly visible on the north western entrance into the City that is scheduled for completion in summer 2015. Restricted access and the proximity of the existing reinforced concrete basement constructions has also lead to the use of a piled foundation solution be adopted for the new substructure to the new six storey stair tower that was required to attain fire escape requirements. Stringent time and cost constraints have required a proactive approach to the engineering design following our novation to the Contractor (Kier Construction) under a Design & Build Contract.