The Slender building has been developed to fulfil the need for a long thin single row cycle parking building with security top of the agenda. Following a site visit and discussions with stakeholders to determine the most suitable location on the site and scope for the new facility, a full RIBA plan of works and provisional costs were provided in order for the client to bid for funding.
The grant was awarded and we were engaged to redesign to budget then supply & install the new Slender building and ACCP cycle parking. Quickly the client opted for us to undertake the planning application too and following a meeting with the borough transport planning department, where the benefits of ACCP [Advanced Compact Cycle Parking] were demonstrated, the borough parking standards were improved to include these special secure cycle stands – providing 10 more secure cycle spaces within the same footprint than the previous standard hoops would.
Working to a strict project budget and within school holiday slots, the foundations were laid and connections to existing services made for electric supplies and rain water away. The building was assembled and cycle parking fitted in readiness for September lectures starting once more.
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