This new seven storey student accommodation building is a critical new link between the historic Thyne and Reid buildings at the college. As part of this once in a generation capital works upgrade, the existing buildings are now interconnected and include new shared breakout spaces, music rooms and a new gym. An additional level was added on top of both Thyne and Reid buildings which required detailed existing building structural diagnostics and analysis along with a new excavated 2 storey basement directly adjacent to the existing foundations. Soldier piling and ground anchors which extended into the public roadway were part of the temporary retaining works design and many heritage structures and mature protected trees needed to be preserved as part of the project. The full works were completed 6 weeks ahead of schedule with delivery of the new 88 bed facility and associated landscape and external works ready for use.