The University of Derby, Kedleston Road Campus

Case Study Highlights

ProjectThe University of Derby
Scopeurbanspec H-Series Bike Hub
ContractorSeddon Construction

Seddon Construction is the UK’s largest privately owned contracting business, employing over 650 members of staff. Last year, the company approached metroSTOR for assistance on their project for The University of Derby. Formerly known as Derby College until 1992, the public university is situated in the heart of England with origins back to the mid 19th century.

Seddon Construction provided a brief that proposed requirements for a bespoke, enclosed bike store for the Kedleston Road campus that could maximise the number of bike spaces possible in the available footprint. Specifications for an integral sedum green roof system were requested in order to aid the installation with visual appeal and soften its view from the surrounding buildings. A green roof structure is also an invaluable means for achieving the principal requirements for BNG on a project.

To provide the campus with safe and secure external bike storage, the urbanspec H-Series Bike Hub was chosen as the ideal solution. Enabling the storage of 22 bikes, two-tier bicycle racks were supplemented in order to provide space for an additional 12 bikes, equalling 34 in total. The bonus inclusion of an exclusive bike repair station grants cyclists the means to maintain their bikes optimum condition.  

From a security perspective, the urbanspec H-Series Bike Hub provides essential qualities for users by offering a secure facility to store bikes in a manner that promotes ease of mind. Access to the hub is granted by means of a swipe card, ensuring that entry is restricted to permitted residents of Kedleston Road Campus only.

In addition, specifications for Zed Panel V-Mesh external cladding acts as a valuable resource for establishing line of sight throughout the hub, which is aided further by fixed internal and external lighting. Combined, these specifications act as an effective deterrent to bike theft and vandalism.

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