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Project

Nido Notting Hill

Following the success of our Nido Spitalfields project we secured the Nido Notting Hill scheme.
  • Customer
    Blackstone
  • Completion Date
    July 2011
  • Quantity Surveyor
    Beadmans
  • Value
    £14m 
  • Form Of Contract
    JCT Design and Build
  • Project Manager
    Beadmans
  • Structural Engineer
    Waterman Building Services
  • Area
    89,294 sq ft
  • Program Duration
    76 weeks
  • Architect
    TP Bennett
  • ME Engineer
    MTT Limited
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Introduction

Following the success of our major project at Nido Spitalfields, completed in August 2010, we secured the new build of the 272 bed Nido Notting Hill scheme. The 89,294 sq ft building accommodates 233 rooms, including twin bed apartments, single studio units and specially designed disabled rooms. At ground floor level, we built a gym, lounge area and six individual work space units.

The project saw the demolition of an existing single-storey and part four-storey mixed use building on site and located next to the Grand Union Canal. A sheet oiled retaining wall was installed to protect the canal tow path, and ISG carried out a reduced level dig to level the sloping site.

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The project

We brought all of the lessons we learned from the Nido project at Spitalfields and implemented them in this new project in a number of ways.

First, we developed alternative construction methodologies, including pre-cast columns, twin wall core and PCC manhole units. This saved us approximately eight weeks on programme time.

Second, we brought alternative window cladding solutions that improved thermal efficiency and proved to be considerably less costly than traditional window installations. We installed a simplified underground drainage system that eliminated the need for a pumping chamber and costly drainage systems.

Third, we selected substructure solutions that provided greater useable space.

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The Added Value

ISG brought all of the lessons they learned from the Nido project at Spitalfields and implement them in this new project in the following ways.

By developing alternative construction methodologies including pre-cast columns, twin wall core and PCC manhole units, it was possible to save approximately eight weeks on programme time.
  

Alternative window cladding solutions improved thermal efficiency which proved a considerably less costly than traditional window installations. Simplified below ground drainage design negated pumping chamber and eliminated hanging more costly drainage/concrete surrounds. Selected substructure solutions provided greater useable space.