A project to provide additional student accommodation in Stockwell continues to make great progress.
The Euro Tower extension project – which is being implemented by The Mansion Group Ltd –comprises the extension of an existing substation to provide student accommodation. In total, 30 modern units are being created, with work set to reach completion ahead of the new term in September 2013.
Work began on the project in January 2013, with Tolent Construction Limited as the main contractor and JM Architects providing all architectural services on the project. Formed in 1983, construction company, Tolent Construction Limited carry out a range of building and civil engineering works for both the public and private sectors. Projects range in value from £1,000 to £60 million, and cover industrial, housing, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, commercial, leisure, waste and more.
At present, work continues on the Euro Tower project as planned. Discussing the progress of the project, Andrew Cohen of Tolent Construction Limited, said:
“The frame has been erected, the envelope is going up and the internal fit-out is now taking place. As we are building on top of a substation we did have a few design issues, however these were resolved quickly to move forward.”
The new accommodation block is being constructed using a mix of structural steel and dry lining, with piled foundations. The exterior will include metal and timber cladding plus render, whilst internally the units include one bedroom and shower room, with kitchen facilities provided.
The implementation of new student accommodation will provide an important boost to the local economy, providing benefits to local retailers amongst others.
“This is a great project that will benefit the local community. As this is quite a residential area the new student accommodation sits well within its surroundings. This is an up-and-coming area and this project will continue to upgrade the locality.
“Tolent Construction Limited is pleased to be involved with this project for The Mansion Group Ltd and we look forward to working with the group on future projects.”
The Mansion Group Ltd specialises in student accommodation and property investment funds. The group’s focus on the highly resilient student accommodation sector has proved invaluable during tough economic times, however it is the group’s simple, yet effective business model which has seen it continue to offer the best services possible.