Meldrum were successful in being appointed for the Design and Build project for The Sea Cadets Residential Block for the cadets during their training on the River Tyne.
This was a greenfield site however the Sea Cadets still required to be in operation and we assisted this by housing their boats and assisted them when required for transportation.
The structure was on two floors totalling 540m2 and included accommodation for 10 cadets, plus disabled accommodation, two male staff and two female staff areas. The building has dining areas and fully fitted out kitchen facilities. Disabled facilities were incorporated within the accommodation with a lift between floors.
The structure is a traditional brick and block cavity construction with a precast block and beam first floor. Due to the nature of the existing ground conditions the foundations were piled and a Northumberland sewer had to be relocated to enable the structure to be located in the preferred position. All the windows were powder coated aluminium with electric roller shutters for security. The whole project was completed within 28 weeks.