Room with a view at Duncan House…

The final levels of the 32-floor student tower at Duncan House in Stratford are now having the Techrete panels installed.

The excellent mid-tower welfare facilities are now in use on Level 15 which is a legal requirement in the building of high-rise construction projects.

The welfare facilities at Duncan House are of a very good standard, providing panoramic views over London whilst operatives have their breaks.

With many new construction projects being high-rise, this is a model which can be utilised and adapted moving forward.

Market House, Newcastle

The scheme contains 225 total number of bedrooms across a mixture of 5-9 bedroomed Cluster Flats and 47 Studios. Other accommodation includes; Plant Room, Cycle Store, Data Stores, Bin Store, Cleaner Store, Staff WC, Staff Kitchen, Meeting Room, Open Plan Management Suite, Student Communal Area and Laundry Facilities. The building is an E shaped design over 6-9 storeys in height. The structure consists of a reinforced concrete frame with the external envelope being a mixture of metsip panel, glazing and fully clad. The scheme has an enclosed central courtyard with landscaping. The courtyard is fully accessible, with mixed seating to encourage a high level of activity.

Anglia House, Cambridge

The scheme contains 219 Student rooms. Other accommodation includes: Plant room, Cycle Stores, Data Stores, Bin Store, Cleaner store, Staff WC, Staff kitchen, meeting room, Open plan Management Suite, Student Communal Area and Laundry facilities. The Building consists of 3 blocks designed over 3-4 storey’s in height. The Structure consists of a lightweight steel Sigmat Frame with the external envelope being mainly of facing brick with elements of curtain walling and glazing. The scheme has 2 enclosed central courtyards with landscaping. The Courtyards are fully accessible, with mixed seating to encourage high level of activity.

St Mungo’s, Glasgow

St Mungo received Practical completion Certificate on the 10th August 2018. The scheme contains 349 total number of bedrooms across a mixture of 4 – 7 bedroomed Cluster Flats and 173 Standard Studios.  Internally the ground floor comprises of Cinema room, Gym, social & amenity space for the students. The building is a t shaped design over 5 – 7 storeys in height. The structure consists of a reinforced concrete frame with the external envelope being a mixture of brickwork, cladding and glazing. Roof construction is a hot melt waterproofing. The scheme has an enclosed central courtyard with landscaping to an eastern courtyard and at the junction of St Mungo Avenue and St James Road. The main east courtyard is fully accessible to residents, with ramped levels and seating to encourage a high level of activity.

Oxford Point, Bournemouth

The project includes the demolition of the existing 7 storey reinforced concrete and steel framed office building and the erection of a new 16 storey higher education facility comprising 486 student accommodation units with ancillary support services together with 38,309sq/ft of office/education space and provision of new 2 storey basement car parking for 123 cars plus cycle parking. A new electrical substation will be incorporated into the buildings at ground level. Commenced – November 2016. Complete – September 2018.

Caledon Court, Aberdeen

Operated by fresh student living, Caledon was completed as part of a wider portfolio sale. Caledon comprises 199 bedspaces opposite the Robert Gordon university campus in Aberdeen

Swanston House, Belfast

The project comprised the retention of a listed former linen mill facade and delivery of 317 student bedspaces with landscaped courtyard areas, common spaces and a retail unit.

Bailey Fields, Sheffield

The project is a proposed student residence development with ancillary uses in the North West area of Sheffield city centre, near the University of Sheffield International College and to the West of Sheffield Cathedral and North West of Sheffield City Hall. The site offers excellent accessibility to Sheffield City Centre and also to major arterial routes and associated transportation infrastructure and is within walking distance of both the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University. The current accommodation schedule comprises 543 bed spaces (69 studios, 17 one bed apartments & 457 clusters). The site measures 3274 m2, and has adjacencies to the University of Sheffield

Bagot Street, Birmingham

The project consists of the construction of 492 bedroomed student accommodation buildings. Which consists of two blocks of concrete frame construction joined together by a single storey link building. One block being 17 storeys and the other 11 storeys high, together with ancillary and communal facilities, landscaping and car parking.

Bridge Street Exchange, Cardiff

Construction of a 27-storey tower block, with a conjoined 10-storey block, with these two blocks standing above the central amenity space and 2 No retail areas at ground floor. The development overall provides 477 student beds over multiple storeys, together with communal and ancillary facilities. In addition to the main student use, there are two commercial/retail units on the ground floor level. These are separate from the student accommodation and will be provided on a shell-only basis for potential occupiers. Further to this the development incorporates an Alcohol Treatment Centre (ATC). The scheme will also include 4 duplex apartments for private rent or sale. The scheme is currently the tallest completed building in Cardiff.