Client: Berkeley First / Student Castle Our Role: Construction: £26 million Completion: September 2013 Facilities: Appointment: Area: Awards: Shortlisted for Best Residential Project at Building Awards 2014 Photography:
10-storey residential scheme 65 Leman Street, set on London’s city fringe is close to many of London’s leading universities and colleges including LSE, Kings College London, Imperial College London, UCL, City University, London Met and Queen Mary University.
Its ideal location makes it a perfect Student accommodation development and the scheme comprises a main building with basement, ground floor and nine floors above ground including external works, landscaping, building lighting and street lighting.
The basement includes a staff room, laundry, bicycle storage, residents’ gymnasium and various plant and storage areas. The ground floor comprises a large student reception area, common room and welcoming administration offices for the student accommodation, as well as a commercial demise.
The upper floors provide accommodation for 617 students comprising of 390 en-suite study bedrooms served by shared kitchen/dining rooms, and 227 studio apartments.