Project Description

Interspan’s Innovative Post-Tensioned Slabs for the Wee Hur Student Village.

Wee Hur, a prominent name in the construction and development industry, has undertaken an exciting Purpose Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) project at 90 Regent St, Redfern, New South Wales. The project represents a significant milestone in student accommodation.

The architects are AJC Architects, and the main contractor is Richard Crookes Constructions.

The Wee Hur Student Village boasts a prime location, ambitious architectural design, and Interspan’s specialised expertise in designing and constructing post-tensioned slabs to meet the stringent criteria of this venture.

Setting the Stage for Student Accommodation

With a footprint of 10,100 square meters over 18 floors, the Wee Hur Student Village stands as an architectural highlight for student accommodation in the heart of the city. This ambitious endeavour aims to provide modern and comfortable living spaces for students, and it’s here that Interspan’s role in the project takes centre stage.

The Student Village will feature:

  • 408 student beds spanning over 18 floors
  • 24-hour gym facilities
  • Private movie theatre
  • BBQ pits
  • Private study rooms
  • Games area
  • Common laundry room
  • Communal kitchen

Design and Construction Excellence

Interspan undertook the critical task of designing and constructing the post-tensioned slabs to ensure the structural integrity and longevity of the building while accommodating the dynamic demands of student life.

Streamlined Engineering

Interspan utilised state-of-the-art analysis and design software, including RAM Concept, to ensure that the structural elements of the building met exacting standards. This integration of cutting-edge technology exemplifies the commitment to precision and excellence.

Operational Achievements

One of the standout aspects of this project is the tight timeline, with post-tensioning installation beginning in October 2022 and scheduled for completion in October 2023. Achieving this within the time constraints is a testament to Interspan’s project management and execution capabilities.

The Wee Hur Student Village represents a harmonious blend of ambition, innovation, and excellence. Its prime location and emphasis on modern student living promises to be a landmark in the student accommodation sector.

Interspan’s contribution in designing and constructing post-tensioned slabs to meet the demanding criteria of this project is an essential element for this standout project.

Practical completion of the project is expected in Q1 2024, and it will undoubtedly set a benchmark for student accommodation in New South Wales and beyond.