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At the university

Greek Street, Liverpool

The design and build of a five-storey high rise student accommodation block in the cosmopolitan city of Liverpool.

As highly experienced timber frame designers, Alcock Lees was appointed to design the five-storey timber frame structure which sat on top of a streel framed ground floor construction which had been designed by others.


High rise structures often tend to be more challenging in timber frame due to increased loadings and a design code limit of seven storeys.


The building also needed to be designed for disproportionate collapse, as set out in the Building Regulations, to ensure that in the event of an accident the building will not suffer from collapse to an extent disproportionate to the cause.


With just 18 weeks for the timber frame structure to be erected, Alcock Lees engineers worked efficiently to ensure that the timber frame structure was designed to meet all the challenges that high rise timber structures bring, to comply with the strict disproportionate collapse guidelines set out in the Building Regulations, and to meet client objectives and timescales.  


The student accommodation opened on time and has become a thriving hub in the centre

of the city.


From hotels and care homes to schools and hospitals, Alcock Lees is experienced at handling timber frame projects. To find out more visit our Timber Frame page

or call us on 01603 764448.

About the project

The challenge that comes with building student accommodation is working to tight schedules over the summer so students can take up residence at the start of the next academic year. 

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