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Exeter University Halls


INTO Residence, Exeter


The construction of eleven new Halls of Residence for Exeter University providing purpose built accommodation for 625 students. The project value is £25 million

SCAFFOLDING CHALLENGES:                       

The construction programme was very fast, requiring a dedicated reliable scaffolding team to service over 50 bricklayers plus all the other associated trades with at time up to 200 operatives in total on site.

The buildings were concrete shell with a brick work outer face and with the floor planks being shipped in from Ireland, scaffolding deadlines had to be met.  This allowed the floor planks to be installed prior to the outer walls being constructed.

With many trades working on many different levels and all loading out being done by 3 No. tower cranes.  Apex along with their scaffolding engineers designed staggered loading towers to enable loading of materials on multiple levels.


Apex Scaffolding worked with Cowlins throughout the consultation process to provide the best solutions to a very fast track complicated build programme.   From previous working relationships on other Cowlin projects we were chosen as the best Scaffolding Contractors to provide the level of service required.


This was a very high profile extremely fast track very large scale project.  A team of up to 15 scaffolders over a period of 8 months rose to the challenge.