Watkin Jones Seals Double Deal!

Insider media have reported today on the forward-sale of the Belfast scheme and the completion of a development agreement on Hollis Croft, Sheffield.

Bangor-headquartered student accommodation specialist Watkin Jones has forward-sold a 350-bed scheme in Belfast and entered into a development agreement to create space for almost 1,000 beds in Sheffield.

The AIM-listed company has forward-sold a 354-bed development on Little Patrick Street in Belfast to an unnamed institutional investor. It has also completed a development agreement for 972 beds on the Hollis Croft scheme in Sheffield to the same investor.

The consideration payable to Watkin Jones over the course of the developments is approximately £90m.

Both developments are due for completion for the summer of 2019.

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North Hanover Street, Glasgow achieve Practical Completion

We are pleased to announce the practical completion of our Student Accommodation development in Glasgow. This includes 440 beds (30 studios) & 4,000 gross square ft. of retail space over 13 stories.

Congratulations to all involved on this development!

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Crane Erection in Stratford

Duncan House, Stratford would like to welcome its new arrival of Tower crane 3

The brand-new, straight from the factory in Italy, Terex CTL 180.

It sits in the student demise at 100 metres tall!

From the top you can see the London Stadium (Built for the Olympics) that is currently holding the international athletic championships and home to West Ham United

Watch this space for it’s twin brother arriving later this month…

TC3 Stadium Tower Crane 3

Hollis Croft, Sheffield

This is a mixed use development incorporating student accommodation and commercial units over three sites. This development includes 346 studio apartments, 6 one bedroom apartments, 3 2 bedroom apartments and 102 cluster flats, providing a total 972 bed spaces.


Midland Road, Bath

This project is a Student Accommodation development with ancillary uses, located just outside Bath City Centre. The development comprises of 108 studios – 94 Student studios and 14 residential studios. This development measures approximately 1316 square meters.

Tower Wharf achieve Practical Completion

We are delighted to announce that our Student Accommodation development, Tower Wharf in Chester has achieved Practical Completion – 3 weeks ahead of schedule! A huge thank you to all who have been involved on this project!

Cheque presentation . . Happy Days Children’s Charity

Yesterday we were delighted to present a cheque to Rob from Happy Days Children’s Charity. The charity will use this donation towards a course at an outdoor learning centre, for Children on the autistic spectrum. This course will provide the Children with a variety of skills they cannot learn in a school environment and will help with their social skills and development, later in life.

We look forward to hearing about the course!


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