Time-sensitive delivery of multi-storey accommodation
The Metropolis Newcastle Under-Lyme student accommodation project involved the manufacture, supply and install of 211 student residence to include a kitchen, study and sleeping area. The project started in February 2020 and was completed in October 2020.
As with the Northgate Studios in Chester, the project was a complete ground-up construction of a 10 storey development with a tight timescale, comprising an en-suite bathroom, bespoke kitchen and separate living, study and sleeping area. The student-accommodation needed to be completed ready for students to move in at the start of the new academic year.
Detailed planning with budget and quality in mind
Following a design team meeting at our Yorkshire factory with the investors, main contractor and cost consultants, our project team worked tirelessly to meet the design brief and to ensure our plans we were in line with the quality requirements and within the budget constraints.
We were then able to create the designs for the bedrooms and kitchens, which featured a mixture of fitted and loose furniture solutions. All of the furniture was manufactured to our high standards to ensure they would last a very long time.
The budget restraints meant that we opted for simple, hardwearing finishes that would be practical for the accommodation and continue to look good even after multiple occupants.
As well as our own furniture, we also sourced white goods to fit with our designs.
Multiphase, on time installation
Due to the restricted timescale, the installation of the accommodation was multiphase to meet the demands of a new build.
We worked floor by floor, completing one before moving onto the next. This enabled us to fully install all of the dorm rooms across all 10 storeys on time and on budget, so the accommodation was ready for the start of the new university year.