Morgan Sindall to deliver £7.5 million student accommodation block in Plymouth
Morgan Sindall has held a topping out ceremony to celebrate a key milestone in the construction of a £7.5 million student accommodation block in Plymouth.
The project, which will accommodate 165 students, is being delivered for Maple Grove Developments and Yorvale.
Representatives from Maple Grove Developments, Yorvale and the Morgan Sindall project team were joined by guests including representatives from Plymouth Albion Rugby Club, QSPM consultants and Mitchell Architects at the special occasion to celebrate the building work reaching roof level.
The new building will comprise a collection of modern cluster apartments, containing bedrooms, communal kitchen areas and modular bathroom pods, as well as studio rooms with their own kitchen area. The student block will also include a gym, a communal area, study areas and laundry facilities on the ground floor.
The four-storey building is situated next to the historic Royal Eye Infirmary Hospital and has been specially designed in keeping with the Grade II listed building. The building will be clad with traditional brickwork and include a mansard style roof, characterised by dormer windows in the lower slope.
Chris Evenson, managing director at Maple Grove Developments said: “The topping out ceremony coincided with the show apartment being available to view. Both events are an indication of how well the project is progressing and Morgan Sindall is delivering what is an intensive development on a tight site. We can see that Morgan Sindall is well on track for the delivery of a successful and high quality development.”
Dave Haskell, area director at Morgan Sindall, said: “As this latest milestone shows, the new student accommodation block is really starting to take shape. The building has been carefully designed to complement the neighbouring Grade II listed Royal Infirmary building, while housing comfortable, convenient and attractive student accommodation and facilities.
“The Morgan Sindall project team is well versed in delivering first-class student accommodation and we look forward to delivering a great project for Maple Grove Developments.”
The project is due to complete in time for the 2017 academic year.
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