Mayflower Halls

Waterman played a key role in a recent major project at Southampton University, the construction of Mayflower Halls, student accommodation in the heart of the city’s cultural quarter.

Project Details
  • Client

    Terrace Hill
    Osborne Developments on behalf of Southampton University

  • Archiect

    ArchitecturePLB

Construction of 1000 student accommodation units across 3 buildings of 8, 12 and 17 storeys with retail facilities, a car park and external hard landscaped areas at lower levels.

Our role included structural and civil design works.

The structure was formed in flat slab post tensioned construction with insitu blade columns on piled foundations across a steep sloping site.

The BREEAM target was very good. Thermal mass was utilised in the concrete to contribute to the cooling of the building. Embodied carbon analysis formed a criteria for selection of the preferred design solution. Low carbon content cement replacement materials were included in the design to reduce the carbon footprint of the building. Walls were located as to avoid the need for thicker transfer floors. 24 hour surface water attenuation was provided to alleviate the need to reinforce the local sewerage network and a green roof provided to act as rainwater storage.