Sector: Education, Higher Education, Student Accommodation
Project profile: Design, Build, Finance and Operation of 500 student bedrooms and associated supporting facilities, across two phases.
Phase one provides 295 bedrooms, sixteen studios rooms, thirty-six townhouse over four separate buildings, including social and leisure buildings and a car park development on the Barbican Way cap park site, Gloucester.
Phase two will provide a further 200 beds for the 2018.
Customer: University of Gloucestershire
Value: Phase One £17million, Phase Two £22.3 million
Stage: Phase one – On site June 2017, Phase two – Anticipated on site summer 2018
Location: Barbican Way, Gloucester
Funder: Aviva Investors
Tenant: University of Gloucestershire
Legal Advisor: Brabners LLP
Architect: Faulkner Browns Architects
Contractor: Vinci Construction UK Limited
Employers Agent: Thomas & Adamson
Planning Consultant: Geraint John Planning
The University of Gloucestershire appointed Cityheart as their preferred Strategic Development Partner to provide 500 student bedrooms in Gloucester City Centre in two phases. Cityheart successfully secured the phase one planning consent in December 2016 to deliver an initial 295 bedrooms. The accommodation will be provided in a mix of townhouses, cluster flats and studio bedrooms across four blocks, together with ancillary supporting areas. The general public will have access through the site via a pedestrianised street that will link Barbican Way to Ladybellgate Street. A newly laid out car park with entrance from Barbican Way will provide the Council with a total of 93 additional spaces.
Construction works for phase one commenced on site in May 2017 with completion programmed for August 2018.
This completed accommodation will support the University’s relocation of their Business School from their Cheltenham campus to the Oxstalls Campus in Gloucester. This move will transfer existing students and staff to the Gloucester campus, as well as accommodating the future increase in student numbers as the University expands the Business School.
Phase two of the development will provide an additional 200 bedrooms in two blocks, together with a re-provision of under croft car parking and is forecast to commence construction works in September 2018.