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Graham Secures £70m Contract for Innovative Student Accommodation Project in Northern Ireland

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Graham Secures £70m Contract for Innovative Student Accommodation Project in Northern Ireland

Graham Secures £70m Contract for Innovative Student Accommodation Project in Northern Ireland
January 22
11:50 2024

Leading construction firm Graham has been awarded a substantial £70 million contract by property developer Bricks Group for the Bendigo Building project in Nottingham. The two-stage design and build project, operated by Bricks’ management platform ‘true student,’ signifies a significant leap forward in purpose-built student accommodation in the city.

Formerly a Royal Mail Sorting office dating back to the late 1960s, the Bendigo Building has been vacant for nearly two decades. The redevelopment, managed by true student, aims to infuse new life into the area and offer high-end accommodation options for students. Located within half a mile of Nottingham Trent University, the train station, and the high street, the development promises excellent connectivity.

Named ‘True Nottingham,’ the 661-bed development boasts a diverse range of living options, including beautifully designed studios and four, five, and six en-suite bedroom apartments. Aligned with the high standards of true student sites, the all-inclusive luxury accommodation will feature amenities such as a Festival zone, multi-media/games lounge, state-of-the-art gym with personal trainers, fully landscaped gardens with outdoor seating areas, car parking, and cycle storage. Additionally, two ground-floor commercial units will offer supplementary amenities for both students and the wider community.

Collaborating with a consultancy team, Graham will work alongside Bricks development team, Abacus as employer’s agent and principal designer, KKA Limited as architect, HSP Consulting as civil & structural engineer, and ME7 as mechanical & electrical engineer.

Ronan Hughes, regional director at Graham, expressed enthusiasm, stating, “We are delighted to be continuing our relationship with Bricks Group to deliver this development that represents a significant investment in student accommodation, contributing to the growth and vibrancy of Nottingham.”

Ben Morley, Managing Director of ‘true student,’ commented on the expansion of their award-winning brand to Nottingham, emphasizing the unique and compelling experience the ‘true Nottingham’ development aims to offer. Morley sees the project as a testament to their commitment to sustainable brand value and excellence in service provision.

Pete Prickett, CEO and founder of Bricks, expressed excitement about introducing true student to Nottingham and extending their successful collaboration with Graham following their first project in Salford. The Bendigo Building redevelopment is poised to play a pivotal role in enhancing Nottingham’s student accommodation landscape and fostering a thriving community.

Source: NewsLetter

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