Mercantile House

Portsmouth

Overview
A proposal to reconfigure a 1950s concrete office block in the centre of Portsmouth to provide 235 bed student accommodation.

The proposal works carefully with the existing structural grid to insert prefabricated pods with minimised disruption to the hollow core clay pot flooring. The façades are transformed with a new feature stair and lift core and the ground floor is in filled to provide a new entrance and welfare facility.

Client
Our Enterprise Haslar Ltd

Construction Value
£7m

Role
RIBA Stage C

Status
Complete