Kingston Plaza is a brand new student accommodation development situated on Kingston Hill, featuring 130 student rooms and large communal spaces, perfect for socialising and relaxing. The accommodation is ideal for students studying at Kingston University, St Mary’s University, Roehampton and Richmond Universities.
Stylish and contemporary, all 130 studio rooms have en-suites and are equipped with the latest high-speed fibre optic broadband, kitchenettes, a study space and a small dining area. The intricate design of these rooms maximises comfort and storage whilst incorporating plush materials. Quality kitchen essentials are integrated within the kitchen including microwave oven, fridge, freezer, cooking hobs and extractor fan.
Just a short walk from the town centre and main transport connections to Central London, Kingston Plaza boasts style, comfort and a prime location. The K2, K3 and 85 bus routes are also easily accessible from the accommodation, making it trouble-free for students heading to Kingston University’s Penrhyn Campus.
CNM Estates carried out the development including the interior and exterior, taking on the role as the main contractor and delivering an impressive end product to Kingston Hill. Premier Construction discussed the new developments with James Robson, Project Director at CNM Estates, who revealed:
“The project commenced on site in September 2014 and was completed by October 2015, with a construction value of approximately £7m.
“Kingston Plaza is a truly unique student accommodation development, meticulously designed and built to allow the ultimate balance between studio rooms and communal living.
“On the ground floor there is 3500ft² of open-plan communal space which includes a large games area with a pool table and football table, innovative work pod systems, general seating area with fridges and drinks facilities, and seating around a large widescreen TV for 20 people. Additionally, there is a large-scale shared kitchen which can be reserved by students for entertaining a large number of guests, for birthdays and parties, for example.
“From the communal area there are large bi-folding doors that open out onto the terrace, which is another fantastic benefit of the development, with Astroturf and tables, and a number of benches for people to eat and chat with friends.
“In terms of construction, as prices were increasing our biggest challenge was trying to keep within the budget that was set the previous year, when the original main contractor was appointed. Unfortunately, during early 2015 the well-known national corporation went into liquidation and subsequently we lost the privilege of fixing prices in advance. Whilst contending with around six weeks of downtime, and having to pick up over the summer period, trying to stick to the original programme and meeting the deadline of a September completion date was difficult.
“Initially we started as a developer who would appoint a main contractor, but in the face of adversity have now built our own construction arm which has given us another opportunity to grow, and to address increasing construction prices head on, which is a great asset.”
London Window Systems and Style Haven
London Window Systems and Style Haven Bathrooms Kitchens & Tiles have been in operation for four years.
London Window Systems specialises in UPVC and Aluminium windows and doors. All of their products are manufactured on site at the company factory in Croydon. The company are approved partners of REHAU UPVC, Smart Aluminium, Schuco Aluminium and Comar Aluminium.
Over their four years in operation, the company has worked with big developers and architects including CNM Estates, Firmco Refurbishment & Construction and ADD Construction.
Most recently the company has worked on Kingston Plaza by providing the windows and doors for new student accommodation.
Style Haven Bathrooms Kitchens & Tiles specialise in bathrooms, tiles, kitchens and wood flooring. All of the company’s clients from consumers to architects, designers and developers are guaranteed to receive the finest products.
The company can install Bette Burlington Bathrooms, GSI, No Code, Grohe, Merlyn Showering, Crosswater, RAK Ceramics, Balterios, Dune Tiles and Elka Flooring to bathrooms, tiles and wood flooring.
Style Haven is the only designated retailer of Kuhlmann German Kitchens in South West London and specialises in creating beautiful and practical kitchens for your home.
The company has worked with developers and architects including Barclays House LLP, One Oak Property Developments, Onsite Developments and Inspire Property.