Leading contractor Clegg Construction has completed a new state-of-the-art £26m student accommodation facility on Upper Dean Street in Birmingham in time for students moving in.
The project, which continued on-site throughout lockdown in order to complete for the start of term, comprises of ten floors with a mixture of 398 self-contained studio bedrooms and cluster room apartments, amenity spaces, ancillary facilities, and approximately 862 sq m of commercial space.
Matt Maisey, contract manager at Clegg Construction, said: “Working safely onsite, in line with the UK government’s coronavirus guidelines, we are thrilled to have handed over the keys for this spectacular student accommodation on time for students returning for the start of the new academic year. This amazing new development is a testament to our hardworking Clegg Construction team and valued partnership with true.
“Prior to regenerating this brownfield site, whilst clearing existing buildings and car park, we also had to carefully consider retaining the listed building adjacent to the new entrance area. Work then commenced on installing the hot rolled steel frame to provide a transfer deck at first floor upon which the lightweight structure was constructed.”
Alexander Farrell, development manager at Bricks Capital – developers of the true brand, a property group specialising in student living – said: “This will be a fantastic new home to hundreds of students, so completion in time for them returning to university remained our top priority. To have finished as planned, despite the obstacles faced across the whole construction industry, is a testimony to solid teamwork and resilience of everybody who has been involved in this superb project.”
In addition to the main development work, there are four retail units on the ground floor.
Matt added: “We very much enjoyed working alongside Bricks Capital and true to deliver this project and look forward to working with them in the future.”
Clegg Construction, established in the 1930s, works across a number of sectors including residential, education, and healthcare with a solution-focused approach to ensure every project is a success.