Empiric Student Property’s developer, Galliard Homes, appointed Robertson Yorkshire & East Midlands to construct it.

Portobello House building exterior

 

The city is popular for study, with a total student population of over 55,000 across The University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University.

The scheme comprises a combination of studios, ‘super studios’ and self-contained two-bedroom apartments totalling 128 beds over seven storeys, on a tight city centre site.

Portobello House sits within the University of Sheffield campus, near to the Sir Robert Hadfield and Amy Johnson buildings.

It is within easy walking distance from the main University, is half a mile from Sheffield Hallam University and is located right next to Sheffield train station.

On-site facilities

The building was finished to a high specification with detailing such as acoustic glazing appropriate to the nature of the city centre location.

It also has the facilities expected by today’s students such as on-site cinema room, games and common room, private gym, laundry, study room and CCTV.

Team Robertson delivers M&E

Robertson Engineering Services was the M&E subcontractor on the project, with services installed including:

Electrical

Mechanical

On schedule for the start of term

The scheme was completed on schedule, so that the accommodation could be opened to students to for the start of the 2016/17 academic year.

 

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