The Ascent Luxury Student Accommodation

The Ascent Luxury Student Accommodation


Project Description

Service Description

Safer Sphere was appointed for the CDM Coordinator during the transfer of duties under the CDM Regulations 07 – 15. The appointment continued as CDM Advisor during the new regulations after the six-month transitional period. The project involved the new build construction of a 12 storey, 192 unit student accommodation facility. The works will involve excavations for foundations and infrastructure, steel frame construction, pre-cast concrete cores, in-situ Holorib floor installations, façade and internal fit out.

Under CDM 2015 the role is Principal Designer Advisors. The scope of service includes:-

  • Ensuring the Principal Designer and Contractor complied with their CDM duties
  • Assisting with H&S in designs, buildability and programme to reduce risk profiles
  • Assisting the Client in discharging their duties under CDM

Service Challenges

Whilst the client and design team have led the design with best practice CDM principles, some of the key challenges include: –

  • Providing expert advice to the Principal Designer in the development of safe cleaning, maintenance and plant replacement strategies for the technically demanding building
  • The transition from CDM 2007 to the new CDM 2015 regulations mid-project