Client: University of Hull
GSSArchitecture’s design for a new Halls of Residence at Hull University has been granted planning approval, just six months after developing the initial design concepts. The new £30 million student residencies development, located at Hull’s Cottingham Road Campus will provide 565 bedspaces, including standard rooms, deluxe rooms and studio flats, together with living/learning spaces and kitchen and social spaces.
Jonathan Hunter, Partner-in-charge, said “GSS are delighted to have secured planning permission for the University of Hull, despite a challenging programme. The whole team has worked well together to produce the necessary detail and to engage in substantial consultations to ensure that the details of the new residencies were fully understood by all parties before the application was lodged with the Local Authority last November.”
Over recent years GSS have successfully designed and overseen the construction of around 5,500 student bedrooms, and this project is a further example of how high quality accommodation in university managed residencies is becoming increasingly important, to maintain a high standard specification and accommodation offer to students. This is a high quality, yet cost effective scheme for the University and the team are now working towards the next stage of the programme in order to complete the residencies, ready for occupation in 2016.
Since winning this project at the University of Hull, GSS have successfully been appointed onto the consultant framework for Aston University.
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