9 October 2017

Student accommodation scheme now complete at Old London Road

Posted by Jade Woodfield Administration Assistant

Our £6m mixed-use student accommodation scheme at Old London Road, Kingston Upon Thames is now complete and handed over to our client, Danehurst.

CGI of Old London Road student accommodation

The practice’s London and Peterborough offices were appointed to the scheme at Stage 4 as the delivery architect to take over the mixed-use sustainable development scheme after planning permission was granted.

The 58 room sustainable student development, which will provide accommodation to students at Kingston University, consists of A1/A2/A3 commercial units which will provide retail on the ground and lower floors and has already been let to major retailer Maplins. The scheme is situated in the town Centre of Kingston Upon Thames directly in front of the well-known public art installation called ‘Out of Order’ by sculptor David Mach.

Jefferson Sheard’s Project Architect, Ken Mwaniki, commented: “We’re very pleased to have completed this scheme for Danehurst & HG on time and to the agreed budget. The development is a welcome addition to the streetscape, adding both an economic and aesthetic boost to the local area. Being centrally located it provides an ideal location for the resident students to make use of local amenities such as the cinema, shopping centre and easy access to the train station and most importantly is only a short walk away from Kingston University.”

Jefferson Sheard acted as Lead Consultant, collaborating with the wider consultant team which included Structural Engineers, Mechanical and Electrical Engineers, a building control consultant, a fire safety consultant, a planning consultant and a BREEAM consultant. All of whom were working for our client HG Construction and developer Danehurst.

Old London Road is the latest addition to our expanding student accommodation portfolio and one of a number of schemes in which we have collaborated with clients Danehurst and HG Construction - another recently compelted project is Phase 3 of the major scheme at Egham Hill, Surrey.

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