This is a 3 phase development of student accommodation and is on a parcel of land between Havelock Street and Old Ruttington Lane in Canterbury. It’s former use was a small nursery school and playgrounds.
The scheme encompassed the demolition of the old Nursery Building and a thorough Archaeological assessment was carried out. This phase 1 development fronting Havelock Street is founded on a piled solution with a suspended reinforced concrete slab. The superstructure is traditional build masonry. We have used Flemish bond brick coursing externally, stone window cills and timber sliding sash windows to match in with the adjacent properties. Internally we have constructed 21 student studios which are furnished to a high standard for modern day student accommodation. This includes pre-fabricated bathroom pods, wood effect flooring, modern kitchen fittings and a fully fitted bedroom and office furniture installation. The studios are complimented mostly by water cylinders for hot water combined with an MVHR system for ventilation. Heating is by way of electric radiators.
External works forming the communal entrance consisted of block paved areas, bike shelters, bin stores and seating with planters.
Architect: Taylor Roberts
Structural Engineer: Burgis & Co
Duration of project: 56 weeks
Project Value: £1.5m