Sector: Residential Completion date: May 2017

The development, on the site of the former Causewayend School in Aberdeen, saw a listed school building refurbished together with the construction of a new build annexe on the one-acre site.

Each studio unit is self-contained with its own fully equipped compact kitchenette, en-suite WC/shower room, bed and study area. The highly sustainable design includes a glazed central light well that enhances the communal ground floor spaces including social break out areas, reception, and FM office.

The project, situated on Spademill Lane, was undertaken by Robertson Eastern for student developer Visage Properties with Hardies Property and Construction Consultants fulfilling the role of Project Manager and Employer’s Agent. Robertson Specialist Division, our roofing and render business, provided external insulation finished with acrylic render.

We are delighted to be bringing this prestigious, stand-out student accommodation to Aberdeen.

– Murray Warner of Hardies

Environmental credentials

The building has a highly sustainable design by student housing specialists Eco-Res and GWP Architects. It has achieved a BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ rating, as well as the Scottish Building Regulations ‘Silver Active’ standard.

After completion in May 2017, the project is managed by Homes for Students, one of the leading UK providers of student accommodation.

It was shortlisted for a BREEAM 2018 award as one of the best examples of sustainable design and construction completed over the last year, thanks to its cutting-edge pre-fabricated panelised system construction.

This project was a great success, completing the works ahead of the 2017 student intake and on budget. The key to success was ensuring the project team shared common goals and worked together in a collaborative manner to overcome the inevitable challenges that were thrown up.

– Murray Warner, Partner at Hardies and project manager

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