Quadrangles is a new Quad for an Oxford University College that will contain 74 student flats distributed across a trio of new quadrangle buildings, a 21.5m tower, gatehouse, and main building to be shared by the university college and a school on a 5,639m2 site.
The undulating curved design, created by a leading Architectural firm, features a complex, high-quality limestone and sandstone façade, and a glulam timber roof chosen to minimise embodied carbon.
Brogan Group provided full independent scaffolding on a challenging curved building design enabling the Contractors to install diamond-shaped block stone facades.
Scaffolding was also erected on the thin 21.5m tower at the front entrance of the site, which will contain 16 bedrooms for the students.
The installation of tessellated aluminium tiles on the main building roof required protection from the elements so Brogan Group designed a temporary roof system supported by four heavy-duty spine beams and 17.5m roofing beams.
These elements were assembled in the narrow confines of the site and craned in to be installed over the curved timbered roof.
Watch a video overview of Gradel Quadrangles.