£13m Student Accommodation Scheme Completes on Former Royal Eye Infirmary
Construction of a new student flat scheme for Plymouth University has completed and handed over.
The four-storey accommodation block houses 165 en-suite beds, including 22 studios, as well as a reception, cinema room, gym, study rooms, games room and laundry.
The scheme follows rising demand for quality living spaces by Plymouth University students. The University is now ranked the 10th largest Higher Education Institution in the UK with more than 20,000 full-time students and houses one of the UK’s best medical schools.
The city centre development, which is just a six-minute walk from Plymouth University and Plymouth College of Art, was a joint venture between developers Maple Grove, part of the Eric Wright Group and Yorvale, and contractor Morgan Sindall.
Chris Evenson, managing director of Maple Grove Developments, said: “It’s great to see our collective vision for the scheme come to life and add another student accommodation block to our growing education and residential portfolio.
“The development reflects the University’s ambition to grow and it’s great to play a role in providing its students with the best buildings and facilities to improve campus life.”
Jeremy Binnian, director of Yorvale, said: “We are delighted to have been involved with this high quality project. We look forward to welcoming the students to their exciting new home, where we hope they will benefit from its excellent facilities and close proximity to the university.”
Nigel Whelan, area manager at Morgan Sindall, said: “This development will provide students with accommodation of the highest-quality in an outstanding location which complements the neighbouring Grade II listed Royal Infirmary building. We’re pleased to have successfully delivered this scheme, which will significantly add to the provision for students in Plymouth.”
The project team included Mitchell Architects and project managers QSPM