13 October 2015

Student Accommodation: a leading sector for Jefferson Sheard in 2015

Posted by Mike Hall Regional Director and Board Director

Throughout recent years Jefferson Sheard has established a strong reputation for designing efficient and visually striking student accommodation buildings and at the close of the most recent financial year in June 2015, 15% of our turnover was generated from this sector – a fact which is testament to our specialist knowledge and demonstrable track record.

The recently handed over, ambitiously scaled King Edward Quay in Colchester is a mixed-use 765-bed development which provides high-quality student accommodation for the students of Essex University. Another project for The Pickstock Group is a luxury student accommodation scheme at Huntingdon Road, Cambridge, the completion of which is imminent. We’ve been busy too working on Phase 2 of The Pad, in Egham Hill, Surrey, for HG Construction, which has also just reached completion.

The Crescent, Plymouth has recently entered the construction phase on site. The development consists of one 14-storey block and one 11-storey block, located immediately north of the Hoe Conservation Area and is surrounded by a number of listed buildings and two registered parks and gardens. Our Student accommodation project at Leeds Trinity University has also begun on site. This is one of five projects that we’re working on for the University, and follows on from the Student Accommodation scheme we designed back in 2008.

We are pleased to have received a number of new commissions too. We’ve recently been appointed on a 90 bedroom student accommodation scheme for HG Construction situated in the town of Lancaster, Lancashire.

Mike Hall, Regional Director in Sheffield and Student Accommodation specialist, commented:

“We’ve consolidated and focussed our knowledge over the past few years to create student accommodation buildings that we’re really proud of. Our specialist experience of working with modular construction techniques has been helpful too, as clients are increasingly looking for ways to improve efficiencies in construction and bring down costs. Our diverse experience and application of knowledge gained in other sectors such as Higher Education, Residential and Commercial sectors has also contributed to our success in our Student Accommodation schemes.”

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