Sector: Education, Higher Education, Student Accommodation
Project profile: Design, Build and Finance of this multi-site development which has delivered 234 beds in a single block building.
Customer: Edinburgh Napier University
Value: £15.6 million
Stage: Completed September 2016
Location: Fountain Bridge, Edinburgh
Funder: Aviva Investments
Tenant: University of Bangor
Legal Advisor: Brodies LLP
Architect: Allan Murray Architects
Contractor: CCG Limited
Employers Agent: Spring & Company Limited
CDM: Spring & Company Limited
Structural: Tier Consulting
Planning Consultant: JLL
Following the successful completion of Cityheart’s phase one, £46.4m campus development, at Fountain Street for Edinburgh Napier University in 2013, Cityheart were appointed in 2014 to develop a further 234 beds.
This phase two scheme located at Orwell Terrace is a very tight urban site. The site was tenanted by the Plumb Centre who were relocated. Through the early development period we worked with the landowner to find a parcel of land to re-locate to and agreed terms. We successfully developed their new store for £1.9m.
The Orwell Terrace scheme design provides for the University’s initial requirements for 37 flats, in a range of formats from 5 to 9 bedrooms, together with ancillary accommodation. This has been met with a group of buildings across the site designed to create a sense of place and community. We also provided a new pedestrian street to create a through route between Orwell Terrace and Dalry Park. Overlooking the park we have bookended the new street with a strongly defined rectangular block and a rotunda tower to create a focal point on the site.