University of Hull – Courtyard Residences
GSSArchitecture were appointed by the University of Hull to provide a ‘one-stop-shop’ service and lead a consultant design team for the provision of a new £32m student residences development, located at their Cottingham Road Campus.
The development provides around 600 bed spaces, including standard rooms, deluxe rooms and studio flats, together with living/learning spaces, communal kitchens and social spaces. Externally, green flat roofs provide an attractive appearance for the overlooking accommodation.
The scheme also includes a large social space, named the ‘Social Hub’, which provides a collection of facilities to encourage social interaction and engagement with the wider University. This area contains features such as a ‘Masterchef’ style kitchen, a cinema space, games areas and quiet reading room.