We are delighted to have been involved in the Bagot Street student development accommodation project in Birmingham with our mechanical works completed six months before the set completion date. The design and build contract valued at £1.3m is made up of 492 beds across two blocks. Bagot Street is centrally located and near to Aston University.
It’s another example of the Kimpton team delivering a student accommodation project of significant scale.
The design by Tim Groom Architects is made up of two blocks with one block being 17 storeys and the other 11 storeys in height, both joined at the base by a single storey link building. As with their previous work in student accommodation, the project was designed to create a more ‘hotel like feel’ by utilising more stylish fixtures and fittings. This can often be a challenge for the contractor, but the Kimpton team took it in their stride. The rooms were also completed with contemporary furniture design and intelligent storage solutions without a super premium budget. The key was to create a more desirable and marketable student destination that not only looked great, but worked just as well for the students too.
Kimpton’s Technical Director Ron Tierney speaking about the job “I’m delighted with the effort of the team we assigned to this job. Their hard work and dedication to the job at hand played a key part in ensuring we consistently beat the milestones set by the main contractor and proved our ability to perform on large commercial jobs. Again!
The hard work of everyone associated with job should be commended as it’s not every day that you finish a large scale job with six months to spare, it has always been our goal to showcase the best possible standard and quality of service that we can and achievements like this prove that the goal is being not only being achieved”
An early completion for the developer on the Bagot Street Student Development makes their life easier too in that it allows them to start marketing it even earlier and students are able to visit the site during their orientation days, rather than only being able to choose their home for the next few years off-plan.