18 OCT 2018
The BCIS Online featured project for October 2018, submitted by Potter Raper Partnership, is the soon to be completed flagship 5,714m2 YMCA hostel, located in Islington, London.
The client, City YMCA London, is an independent charity affiliated to the global YMCA movement. The YMCA was originally founded in London on 6 June 1844, to provide a safe Christian environment for young men working in the cities.
City YMCA London was awarded a grant of £8.76 million from the Mayor of London towards the £15.6m cost of the project.
The seven-storey, BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rated youth hostel (ages 16-25) will provide 146Nr bed spaces arranged in cluster apartments with one to six bedrooms, including 16Nr rooms for disabled residents; 2Nr community enterprise units with shop frontages; meeting rooms for hire; ancillary offices, and public gym. The site is located within a conservation area on a level infill, urban site with restricted working space and access.
The building cost at £2,414/m2 (3Q2016, London), compares with the average of £2,463/m2 for hostel projects on the same basis on the BCIS Online database.
The £/m2 figures include preliminaries at 36.75% of the remainder of the contract sum excluding contingencies and fees. The project was procured using the JCT Design and Build Contract (2011 edition).
BCIS would like to thank Potter Raper Partnership for providing the data, and everyone who submits projects to be published online.
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