Interserve Press Office | Nov 01, 2016
Interserve, the international support services and construction group, has been awarded a £10.6 million contract by Alumno Developments Ltd to design and build two new student accommodation buildings in Leamington Spa.
Located beside the Grand Union Canal and close to the University of Warwick, the two four-storey buildings will include 187 high quality bedrooms for students, including a mix of en-suite, standard and studio rooms, some of which will be wheelchair accessible. The development will feature a contemporary central reception area, which will provide secure access for students as well as shared common rooms and amenity spaces.
Interserve has also been contracted to make improvements to the canal-side environment and create a new green park area along the towpath, which can be enjoyed by both students and the local community.
Simon Butler, divisional director at Interserve, said:
“Interserve has an extensive portfolio of student accommodation projects, which demonstrates the strength and capability of our teams working in partnership with private sector clients. At Interserve we are committed to investing in the communities in which we work and we will be continuing to engage with the local supply chain as well as creating new job opportunities for local people where possible.”
Alumno and Interserve are also working closely with Anthony Frost, the son of local artist Terry Frost RA to install public artwork along the towpath that will celebrate Frost’s life and achievements and will encourage activity from residents and visitors along this section of the canal.
Work on site has now started, with project completion due in September 2017. Interserve hopes to achieve a Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) ‘Very Good’ rating for the project.
Jennifer Kot, development manager at Alumno, said:
“The development is in close proximity to and benefits from good travel links to and from a world class university and our intention is to provide a welcoming and secure home for students in Leamington Spa, away from traditional residential areas whilst also commemorating a prominent local artist. We’re looking forward to seeing the project completed next year and welcoming students to the development, which will be fully managed.”
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