Crown Place, Nottingham

Construction of a 426 bed student accommodation scheme for client Crown Student Living

Appointed by Crown Student Living, Winvic was contracted to deliver a six storey, 426 bed student accommodation building in Nottingham City Centre.

At a glance

  • Client: Crown Student Living
  • Architect: ECE Westworks
  • Engineer: Meinhardt Ltd
  • Programme: 91 weeks
  • Completion: January 2024

A hybrid reinforced concrete frame approach was used, meaning large portions of the frame have been pre-cast off site. Inside the six-storey building Winvic has constructed and fitted out 230 studios and 196 cluster flats, 300 sq ft of dining rooms and a 4,300 sq ft shared social spaces, including a gym and cinema, karaoke, games and ping pong rooms.

Winvic delivered the first 235 rooms to Crown Student Living in time for the start of the 2023/4 academic year, another 109 in October and all 426 in January 2024.

BIM Level 2 was utilised by Winvic to quickly identify and resolve package clashes and meet a tight two-year programme on a compact site, with main roads and a mosque to three boundaries. A brick slip cladding system was utilised on the façade, with aged red bricks; the design complements the surrounding architecture, and the bricks closely match those used in the neighbouring former Nottingham tram depot.

Winvic’s site and social value teams collaborated throughout the project and S106 employment and skills conditions set out by the local authority were exceeded.

Employment, training and on-site work experience placements were given to local people and Winvic team members volunteered at Stonebridge City Farm, which delivers skill learning opportunities to over 150 local residents each week, many of whom have mental health challenges or learning disabilities.

  • 426 student beds

  • Six storeys

  • 91 week programme

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