01 May 2013

Knightstone Housing Association Headquarters, Weston Gateway Office Park

Project summary

  • Region: North Somerset
  • Value: £5,500,000
  • Contract terms: JCT Design & Build 2005
  • Contract length: 49 weeks
  • Procurement: Design + Build
  • Completed: May 2013
  • BREEAM:  Very Good
  • Customer satisfaction: 95%
  • Site features and challenges: Precast concrete lift shaft, extensive specification changes with minimal impact to programme

This project involved the construction of a 4,319 m2 3-storey Cat A office block to serve as the new Headquarters for Knightstone Housing Association; the first development in a new business park. Enabling works for this greenfield site included access road construction, top soil removal, and reduced levels. The building was constructed with a Metsec steel frame and incorporated flexible floor plates to allow for multiple tenants. External works included paving, road, 120-space car park and soft landscaping. Post-commencement, Midas absorbed significant specification changes from the end-user into the existing programme with only four additional working days required. Energy initiatives include sustainable drainage system, sensor controls for water and lighting, and energy-efficient air conditioning. PV roof installation to produce at least 12.5kWh was carried out by Midas Energy to exceed client expectations. 

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