Nearly 250 more student rooms in Derby A

MULTI-MILLION pound student apartment complex which is now one of Derby’s tallest buildings, has

been completed by Clegg Construction. The 26m nine-storey block in Agard

Street comprises 244 bedrooms and communal areas. The building, for developers Jensco

(Derby) on behalf of the University of Derby, also houses a series of communal areas including kitchens and dining spaces. There is provision for cycle parking

outside, landscaping and pedestrian access points from Agard Street. The accommodation is based next

door to the University of Derby’s Law School, which is situated in the One Friar Gate Square building, also built by Clegg Construction. As part of a Section 106 agreement,

Clegg Construction fulfilled various planning obligations to support the local area. Tram tracks and cobbles dating back to

the 1800s have also been reinstated in Short Street, next to the building, after being carefully removed.

Photographs, site plans, survey data, a

detailed report and measurements of the tram tracks and cobbles were used to reinstall them towards the end of the build in order to preserve part of Derby’s heritage. Nigel Bobroff, Chief Executive of Jensco, said “Clegg Construction have done a

fantastic job in delivering our latest development for the University of Derby, both on time and on budget. It has been a pleasure to work with them again.”

University of York’s £113m student accommodation project secured


RAHAM has secured a £113m contract to deliver a major 1,400- bed student accommodation

project for the University of York as part of an ambitious campus masterplan. In what is an unprecedented period of

growth for the University, GRAHAM has been selected as the main contractor to complete the first phase residential expansion of the Heslington East Campus, which will see the development of high-specification student living and communal space.

Phase two will create an additional 800-

bed units. GRAHAM, a privately owned contractor,

is also an investor as part of a consortium with Equitix – a fund manager of core infrastructure assets. The initial development is scheduled to

commence in January 2019, with completion expected to take two years. The scheme will act as a stimulus for

the University of York’s student recruitment strategy while meeting the accommodation demands of an

expanding global student body. As both an experienced investor and

contractor, GRAHAM brings trusted expertise to the student accommodation sector. Michael Graham, Group Executive Chairman, said: “This is another fantastic win for GRAHAM and builds on our strong pipeline of projects in the region following the opening of our Leeds office in 2017. “We are committed to providing

outstanding student accommodation and the 1400 units delivered across the first phase of this project will bring our total output in the sector to more than 10,000 in the past five years. Connecting with the city’s unique

heritage was a key priority throughout the design process, which was developed by GRAHAM in partnership with architects Sheppard Robson. The project will utilise a state-of-the-art

offsite manufacturing facility located in the North of England, which will support the local economy in line with GRAHAM’s commitment to high-quality sustainable development.

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