Gulson Gardens student accommodation

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Summary

Sector
Private rented / student accommodation
Value
£22.3 million
Location
Coventry
Status
Completed
Customer
Gilltown Ltd
Completion
January 2021
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Sought-after student accommodation in Coventry

Robertson has constructed Gulson Gardens – a 462-room student accommodation project.

Set over six to eight storeys, the accommodation includes shared study areas, a common room, gym, staff management suite and laundry. There are also amenity courtyards, disabled parking spaces, cycle spaces, drop off and collection area and a separately-accessed service area outside the building.

Addressing local accommodation needs

The surrounding area is dominated by Coventry University buildings, including the engineering and computing building, library and multi-storey staff car park.

Student requirements have evolved over the years and this development offers exactly the kind of accommodation they are looking for with a host of amenities as well as individual rooms.

 Gulson Gardens student accommodation construction

462

Beds

14,000m2

GIFA

10

rooms easily adaptable to meet accessible requirements in future

Student space

There are a mix of studio study bedrooms with an en-suite pod and kitchenette; cluster bedrooms with en-suite pod and shared living/kitchen/dining room, and affordable cluster bedrooms with shared living/kitchen/dining room and shower/WCs.

Ten rooms have been identified to allow for easy adaptation in future to meet accessible requirements of residents when needed.

There is also green space within the development's courtyard.

Sustainability

A range of measures contributed to the project's BREEAM 'Very Good' rating, including:

  • Combined heat and power (CHP) systems;
  • Water saving sanitary fittings and appliances;
  • materials with embodied energy and a low lifecycle environmental impact;
  • bathroom pods constructed off site for efficiency;
  • efficient construction and operational waste management;
  • biodiversity enhancement;
  • low U-values reducing the heating requirement;
  • low air permeability rates, reducing heat loss;
  • LED lighting with an average efficacy of >75lm/W
  • major elements (e.g. walls, floors, roof) have an "A" or "A+" rating according to the BRE's Green Guide to Specification.