Victoria House Development
Trilandium were awarded the Contract to build a stunning 8 storey residential apartment scheme in the heart of Leeds. This brick and glass building was constructed on a steel frame.
The Client Elliot Properties from Liverpool employed White Young Green as their Clients Agent, who monitored the project during the Construction phase.
The project was let on a JCT D&B Contract for a 16 month build program.
The building was a former commercial site and required over 200 x 10m piles being bored into the ground for the pile caps to be constructed.
The complex and tight site also had a rear podium to create some public realm space for the residents along with an under-croft carpark, which covered almost all the remaining open working space.
Trilandium specialize in dealing with complex and difficult sites, and the nature of this building and its location to the public highway and also bordered on the other 3 elevations with residential apartments, meant that the project could not be constructed by the use of a tower crane. The existing buildings on the eastern and Western boundaries were only 1m from the proposed development, which brought with specific challenges and ultimately the building was constructed using a large Telehandler.
The client requested that Trilandium prepare the Employers Requirements and the Contractor Proposals as they wanted Trilandium to be instrumental in the specification and quality of fit. A large proportion of the packages were undertaken from our dedicated sub-Contractor data base. We always try and negotiate with the sub- Contractors we know and focused on their ability to do the work along with the quality of workmanship rather than being price focussed when letting the Sub-Contract packages.
One of the major challenges in delivering the scheme was achieving the price for the M&E that made the scheme viable. Trilandium, in taking on the scheme, completely redesigned the who project and managed to negate the need for a sub-station. More importantly due to our almost manic attention to detail and making sure the building performed acoustically and for airtightness. We achieve test results of circa 4 on airtightness which allowed the building to be signed off without the need for any PV on the roof.
Throughout the project, Trilandium pride itself on liaising directly with their clients and keeping them fully abreast of program and quality of workmanship and can proudly boast that the client and client’s agents were as friendly at PC as they were when we won the project.