Nolan Associates


Project Overview

Nolan Associates were responsible for the design of all the civil and structural engineering for the 16 and 21 storey tower structures and the three 7 storey wings with 725 beds in total.

The towers are constructed with precast concrete cross walls supported off insitu concrete transfer structures at first floor. The towers are linked at each level with a glazed walkway incorporating an expansion joint to allow both buildings to move independently. Stability is provided by shear walls and the stair and lift cores. We believe at 21 stories this structure may be one of the tallest in the UK using this type of construction using cross walls.

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Chamberlain Building The Vale Birmingham University