Bell & Webster awarded £1.2m Student Accommodation scheme at Buckinghamshire New University
Bell & Webster is pleased to announce a new order for £1.2m from Galliford Try, to manufacture and construct 180 student accommodation rooms in three blocks on the Hughenden Quarter student housing site at Buckingham New University.
This is the second phase of Buckinghamshire New University’s improvements at its campuses in High Wycombe and Uxbridge, which include new student accommodation and a major enhancement to the external appearance of its main building (South Wing) opposite Wycombe Hospital. The bulk of the work at the University, which is based at Queen Alexandra Road, High Wycombe and Oxford Road, Uxbridge, is due to be completed by September 2014, as part of a four-year investment in upgrading its facilities.
Manufacturing of the 180 ‘RoomSolutions®’ commenced on the 9th September 2013. Precast concrete units are being produced off-site at Bell & Webster’s factory in Grantham, Lincolnshire with the first delivery and commencement of on-site erection to follow in a few weeks, ready for first-fix electrics, plumbing and bathroom ‘pods’ to be installed followed by the external envelope works.
Buckinghamshire New University will launch the new blocks in September 2014 for the new student intake.
Bell & Webster's John Stothard said, “We are delighted to be a part of this exciting development, which offers sustainable, efficient student accommodation and we look forward to working closely with Galliford Try both now and in the future”. Galliford Try Northern Home Counties, Senior Project Manager Max Jadav, said this is great news for Galliford Try to be back for the building of the new Phase 2 Student Accommodation after Phase 1 was build few years back. This will enhance the numbers Buckinghamshire New University Student Accommodation letting spaces. The Precast Crosswall frame by Bell & Webster works extremely well for this kind of accommodation as opposed to other frame methods. Its tried and tested fast track construction and provides excellent self contained living space for each of the students with shared kitchens per cluster of student bedrooms.
Bell & Webster remain a leader in the design and manufacture of precast concrete hotel and student accommodation ‘RoomSolutions®'.
Bell & Webster's fast build RoomSolutions has successfully delivered on many student housing projects. With 457 rooms currenty being manufactured, delivered and errected at Reading University for Bookfield Multiplex Construction Limited.
The student accommodation market has performed exceptionally well over the last year and has outperformed other commercial property asset classes. It continues to be a consistent return of investment. The Student Accommodation conference will demonstrate the latest trends, knowledge and opportunities within this crucially important and dynamic sector. Bell & Webster's continued success in the student accommodation market made it obvious to become a silver sponsor of the Student Accommodation Conference 2013.
The conference is organised by Property Week, and will take place on 4 December 2013 at Westminster Park Plaza, London.
Bell & Webster is pleased to announce a new order for £2.68m from Northern Developments (Cumbria) Ltd, to manufacture and construct 373 student accommodation rooms at the former Tyne Tees Television Studios site. The £20m high-end student accommodation known as ‘The Studios U-Student Village’ on Newcastle’s City Road will be ready for the start of the 2014/2015 academic year. Once the ground works are complete the new building will rapidly take shape as the structure and skin of the building are formed of 1680 precast concrete units that will be manufactured off site at Bell & Webster’s factory in Grantham, Lincolnshire. Manufacturing commenced in July 2013 with the first delivery and erecting on site in October, ready for first fix electrics, plumbing and bathroom ‘pods’ to be installed. U-Student has developed and currently manages just under 600 student rooms in Carlisle and Sunderland. The company provides high quality, secure and vibrant accommodation ranging from standard study rooms through to studio apartments with prices for The Studios expected to be from around £105 per week for a standard room and up to £200 per week for a studio apartment. There will also be a number of specifically designed wheel chair accessible rooms. The company is planning further student developments in Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham and Edinburgh with a target of 3,500 bedrooms by 2018. Bell & Webster's John Stothard said, “The student housing and hotel sector is showing signs of improvement, resulting in an increase in enquiries for our RoomSolutions. This is the first project Bell & Webster have worked on for Northern Developments, as with every project, the team at Bell & Webster is focused on exceeding the client’s expectations.” Eddie Ward of Northern Developments said “we have worked very well with Bell & Webster and are now looking forward to getting this project onto site, we hope it leads to many more projects together, we have high expectations of them” Bell & Webster remain a leader in the design and manufacture of precast concrete hotel and student accommodation rooms.
Bell & Webster is proud to be exhibiting at Ecobuild for the 3rd year running
Ecobuild is the biggest event in the world for sustainable design, construction and the built environment. Bell & Webster Concrete will be in the British Precast Pavilion on Stand N1154; showcasing Bell & Webster RoomSolutions® our structural fast build method of construction. On display will be an update on our recent projects and examples of how the RoomSolutions® system can save time on site; further reducing carbon emissions, waste, noise and improved health and safety.
Bell & Webster also welcomes you to visit our sister software companies, exhibiting in the IT Zone on stand N426. Ecobuild 2013 will be the first time Eleco's software interests will be exhibited under a single brand; ElecoSoft®.
We encourage you to register today on www.ecobuild.co.uk
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