AKS Ward London
Head Office
One West Smithfield
London
EC1A 9JU

020 7236 0161
020 7236 3239
london@aksward.com

Gary Allen / Director
Matt Walker / Technical Director
Roger Fisher / Company Secretary

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AKS Ward Hitchin
Lister Beare
Manor Court, 26 Bancroft
Hitchin, Hertfordshire
SG5 1JW

01462 420 668
01462 438 630
hitchin@aksward.com

Roger Fisher / Director
Colin Seabrook / Technical Director
Michael Beare / Consultant.

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AKS Ward Southampton
116 High Street
The French Quarter
Southampton
SO14 2AA

02380 235 340
02380 634 294
southampton@aksward.com

David Perkins / Director

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AKS Ward Oxford
Seacourt Tower
West Way
Oxford
OX2 0JJ

01865 240 071
01865 248 006
oxford@aksward.com

Craig Gamble / Director
Charles Soothill / Director

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AKS Ward Birmingham
33a Vittoria Street
Birmingham
B1 3ND

01212 274 386
birmingham@aksward.com

Gary Allen / Director
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News

January 17, 2017

Studios, Arts University Bournemouth

The conversion of two former Student Accommodation Blocks to Academic Studios has been completed for Arts University Bournemouth following completion of Photography and Student Services Buildings.

The three-storey loadbearing masonry structures required extensive analysis to demonstrate that upgrading from domestic floor loading to a higher imposed load and from Class 2A to Class 2b disproportionate collapse could be achieved. The result was a project that required extensive structural intervention but retained the bulk of the original structure.