Morgan Ashurst wins £8.5 million student accommodation and commercial premises contract

Morgan Sindall’s construction division Morgan Ashurst has won an £8.5 million contract to design and build new student accommodation and commercial offices in Stepney Green, London, for the UK’s leading student hospitality and accommodation provider the UNITE Group plc.

The four-storey 142-bed student residence will be constructed using a combination of time-saving off site modular construction methods and traditional construction techniques. The building will consist of a concrete basement and core onto which the modular units will be fixed. The four-storey commercial offices at the same location will comprise of a steel frame with brick and block work cladding.

The Redmans Road student residence is the ninth student accommodation construction project that Morgan Ashurst has undertaken for UNITE. The company has recently completed a £7.5 million student residence in Solebay Street, London, and a £6.9 million, 212-bed accommodation in Raglan Street, Coventry.

The student accommodation and offices are due to be completed in July 2008.