|Project Title:||Huntingdon House, Cambridge|
|Project Size:||98 Student Bedrooms|
|Project Solution:||Room Modules|
|The Client:||Cambridge Land Ltd.|
Pickstock Construction worked with Edmond Shipway to deliver a brand new £4.9 million student accommodation scheme in Cambridge for client Cambridge Land Ltd.
The scheme was delivered as a turnkey solution by The Pickstock Group, with Pickstock Construction acting as the main contractor on the project. Elements Europe’s off-site manufacturing expertise was utilised to provide the Room Modules, stair cores, corridors, ceiling and floor cassettes, as well as roof structures for the scheme.
The building is a unique triangular shape which occupies a site located at a junction of two major routes into the Cambridge city centre. The site had been vacant for a number of years, and was formally a petrol station.
Due to the close proximity to a busy junction, Pickstock Construction worked hard to ensure that construction work had little impact on the flow of traffic through the junction.
The four storey building includes just over 1700 sq ft of retail space on the ground floor. Visually it is a huge improvement to the junction, the building was designed to fit in perfectly with the local area.
The building also features a green roof on one elevation encouraging the growth of vegetation and thus enabling the building to blend in more effectively with the trees that line the roadside.
One section of the building features a large atrium which sits above the communal space within the accommodation, filtering in plenty of natural light.
Elements Europe manufactured 75 studio and 23 en-suite Room Modules for the project. Studio modules span the ground, first and second floors, and feature a self-contained kitchen and en-suite bathroom alongside sleeping, living and study areas. Some second floor rooms feature Juliette balconies.
En-suite rooms are on the third floor of the building and offer a comfortable space with sleeping and studying areas as well as an en-suite bathroom. En-suite rooms share their cooking facilities in one large communal kitchen shared between every six rooms. The flexibility of Elements Europe’s Room Module system allows for the third floor bedrooms to incorporate a mansard roof.
The accommodation is operated by CRM Ltd, the largest independent accommodation company in the country, managing 19,000 beds nationwide.