Sector: Residential Completion date: March 2021

Key facts

 

Stylish city centre space

This student accommodation on Huntingdon Street provides self-contained living in a high-quality residential setting, giving students a perfect experience.

A mix of cluster rooms, twin clusters, studios and townhouses of varying sizes cater for a range of students: from those making their their first move from home through to postgraduates.

A combination of communal lounges and study areas, entertainment and fitness facilities and outdoor spaces encourage social interaction. The development also includes:

 

Design and development

Robertson worked in partnership with our customer, the architects, principal designer and consultants to design and develop the scheme through RIBA Stage 4 technical Design.

Before construction, we completed asbestos removal, demolition works of an existing building, site clearance and all associated drainage and external works.

 

Delivering environmentally sustainable accommodation

The building incorporates a holistic view of environmental sustainability in the way it is designed and engineered. Biodiversity is designed in to the landscaping.

Energy efficiency in the buildings is controlled through a combination of the architecture, technical systems, construction and the behaviour of the students.

The building is designed to a BREEAM ‘Very Good’ standard and to minimise energy consumption through passive means, including:

During construction, 98% of waste was recycled, monitored through BRE SmartWaste.

In addition, the development is car-free.

Project team

Architect: Glenn Howell Architects
Project manager: Development Managers Ltd
Principal contractor: Robertson Yorkshire & East Midlands
Civil & structural engineer: Structa LLP
M&E engineer: Aecom
 

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