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Coppergate, a new 14-storey student accommodation, has risen from its car park origins to become one of the city’s tallest building. This elegant tower with two six-storey wings has been a welcome addition to Swansea’s skyline due to the eye catching “colour changing” exterior.  Optimum worked for Create Construction on this project from late 2018 and had completed the internal wall and floor penetration sealing in every room on every floor, including the gym and commercial units, by late summer of 2019.

As with all accommodation projects, safety is paramount and we had to ensure that each and every one of Coppergate’s prospective students were safeguarded by installing specified fire sealing requirements in all of the 310 bedrooms. This process is designed, in the unlikely event of a fire, to significantly slow the rate in which the fire spreads through the building in order to generate precious time for occupants to follow the Prime Student Living’s safety precautions for evacuation.

Whilst there were challenges to overcome in a huge project such as this, we worked collaboratively with Create to produce an iconic landmark that has been finished to the highest standard in both design and safety.

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