Construction Enquirer News Over 1,200 rooms to be upgraded and 117 new rooms built in south west London
Engie has achieved financial close on a £100m+ student accommodation project for Kingston University in south west London.
The project will see the refurbishment of 1, 216 existing rooms and the addition of 117 new rooms on the University’s Kingston Hill and Seething Wells sites.
This will transform the overall student experience for residents, replacing older stock with modern, fit-for-purpose accommodation.
The project also involves the sensitive renovation of five heritage buildings at the Seething Wells site.
Construction will commence this month and is due to complete in 2022.
Architects TP Bennett have developed pioneering design solutions, creating an extra floor on many of the accommodation blocks at Seething Wells.
In addition, the buildings will have new extensions, housing modern kitchen common rooms that will serve bedroom clusters ranging in size from six to 12 spaces.
The Kingston Student Living consortium of Engie and investor Equitix will be responsible for all aspects of the development from securing the project financing to construction, ongoing management and maintenance of the facilities.
ENGIE will provide facilities management services to both sites for a minimum of 40 years.
Colin Macpherson, divisional CEO for Engie, said: “We will work closely with all of our partners to drive forward our zero carbon ambitions and Kingston will be an exemplar of how universities can thrive in a modern world.”