The £20m student accommodation scheme in Newcastle – known as ‘The Studios U-Student Village’ – will be ready for the start of the 2014/2015 academic year.
Once ground works are complete the new building will rapidly take shape with the structure and skin of the building formed from 1680 precast concrete units manufactured off site at Bell & Webster’s factory in Grantham.
Manufacturing is now underway with the first delivery and erecting on site to start in October, ready for first fix electrics, plumbing and bathroom ‘pods’ to be installed.
ElecoPrecast Managing Director, 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”