Morgan Sindall wins £24m AUB student digs

Aaron Morby 5 years ago
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Morgan Sindall Construction has checked in with another project for Arts University Bournemouth.

The 300-bed student accommodation project marks the continuation of a nine-year partnership between the contractor and AUB and was secured via the Southern Construction Framework.

The Fern Barrow accommodation site in Poole will feature eight-bed clusters with communal kitchen and dining areas in three and four storey buildings, which will centre around a landscaped courtyard.

The scheme is due to complete in summer 2020 and is due to achieve a BREEAM very good rating.

Hampshire-based Carlton Civil Engineering has secured the groundworks and drainage package for the scheme, which was designed by Winchester-based Design Engine Architects.

Most of the student homes will have en suite facilities and the development will emphasise sustainability, with upgraded pedestrian and cycle routes to connect the site with the nearby bus hub and other areas.

Jon Daines, area director for Morgan Sindall Construction, said:  “The new development will provide students with high-quality accommodation, ideally located at the heart of AUB’s main campus.

“Our team is well versed and experienced in delivering outstanding education projects and working safely and effectively on live sites.”

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