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Russell St Student

An exciting project that will deliver contemporary new accommodation for students is underway in Nottingham.

Located on Russell Street, the 210-unit development is situated on a former industrial site directly in between Nottingham Trent University and the University of Nottingham. The £6.3 million development is being constructed by Ocon Construction and will comprise a mixture of studio apartments and en-suite study bedrooms arranged in four, five and six room clusters. Each of the room types will have an associated kitchen/living/dining space.

Other facilities include a reception area, common room and a laundry.

The building has been constructed in two four-storey blocks, one of which is L-shaped and the other is rectangular. The development features a lightweight steel frame with prefabricated brick panel cladding, which has ultimately removed the need for scaffolding.

External works will include limited car parking space and ample external secure bicycle storage.

Raj Shah, CATSUP Ltd, said: “This is a speculative development so we need to ensure that it is ready in plenty of time for the new student intake and that it will be of a quality standard that will appeal to students from both of Nottingham’s universities.

“Having already worked with Ocon Construction, we were confident that they had the expertise to deliver to these criteria and their experience of the sector and of Nottingham has already proved an immense help in securing planning for the development.”

Russell St Student

Nigel Athorn, Ocon’s Project Manager, added: “This scheme is indicative of the solutions-driven approach we take to working with our clients, enabling a scheme to progress from site acquisition to completed building. We will be using the same team that we recently used on our successful Chettles Yard project and look forward to a similar positive outcome.”

As a company that specialises in fast track design and build schemes, Ocon have produced over 10,000 student rooms in the last five years and currently have a further 2000 in progress. As a result, the company has accrued a formidable reputation within the student accommodation market. This extensive knowledge base has been diversified in order to focus on other room-based projects, including: hotels, residential schemes and care homes for both private and public sector clients.

Russell St Student

Baudet UK Limited

Baudet is a leading supplier of prefabricated bathroom pods for use across the construction industry. In the UK the company supplies pods to university halls of residence, hotels, social housing facilities and the private sector.

Baudet UK provide a complete bespoke service for its clients, including supply, delivery and installation and as the refurbishment market is a fast paced industry Baudet’s demountable pods can be inserted into existing buildings to reduce programme costs. In addition to this the company supplies spare parts within 24 hours across the UK.

With over 300 employees across Europe, Baudet boasts a wealth of experience amongst its team and continually strives to meet the ever changing needs of its clients.

You can contact BaudetUKon 0845 475 0007 to discuss your requirements.

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