Equans scoops £140m London student halls job

Aaron Morby 5 months ago
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Equans has bagged its first major London building job since parent group Engie rebranded the business.

New student hall will rise to 15 stories at a site next to Burgess Park
New student hall will rise to 15 stories at a site next to Burgess Park

The firm has clinched a £140m design, build and maintain deal with the London School of Economics and Political Science for a 676 room student accommodation project in Southwark.

Equans will demolish an existing warehouse on Glengall Road before delivering a student accommodation, followed by a 50-year facilities management and lifecycle contract.

The new 15-storey halls of residence will include a new gym, external courtyards, roof terraces, shared kitchens, a cinema room, laundry room, amenity space and staff offices.

Following construction, Equans will be responsible for the hard and soft FM and lifecycle management of the halls of residence

Equans will provide energy management and monitoring across the sites, bringing innovative technology to deliver a sustainable student experience, and also optimising levels of energy efficiency within the buildings.

More than a third of the accommodation will be allocated solely for lower income students

Colin Macpherson, Divisional CEO for Equans UK & Ireland, said: “LSE is one of the world’s leading institutions and we are delighted to be playing a key role in supporting their sustainability drive, while enhancing the university experience for students.

“We have a substantial portfolio of universities, which we are actively supporting to achieve their net zero carbon targets, and currently manage more than 10,000 student rooms across the UK -so LSE is fantastic addition.”

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