|Project Title:||The Haymarket, Edinburgh|
|Project Size:||168 Student Rooms|
|Project Solution:||Room Module|
|The Client:||West Park Place Developments Ltd|
Pickstock Construction worked alongside Edmond Shipway to deliver a £7.8 million student accommodation scheme for client West Park Place Developments Ltd, in Edinburgh’s city centre.
The scheme was provided as a turnkey solution by The Pickstock Group, utilising Elements Europe’s off-site modular manufacturing expertise to provide 168 rooms for the scheme.
Elements Europe manufactured, delivered and installed studio and en-suite rooms, as well as communal living areas, staircases, corridors and the roof structure for the scheme.
Pickstock Construction built three separate buildings in two phases. Phase 1, the primary building, comprised of 125 rooms and was built over five storeys including a basement level.
Part of Phase 1 was the renovation of an existing post office building on the site which was modularised to encompass seven Room Pods over two floors. Pickstock Construction achieved this by removing one wall from the old post office in order for the Room Pods to be positioned. This was then adjoined to the primary building.
Phase 2, had an additional 43 studio rooms, housed in two separate buildings spanning three storeys. These were located at opposite ends of Phase 1.
At ground floor level there is a main entrance courtyard for students to access all three accommodation blocks. The main entrance gives access to the lobby, management office, large communal student area and lift to access the floors in the primary building. The courtyard entrance also presents two secure cycle stores.
Outside, the entrance was landscaped with decorative paving slabs, shrub beds and a lawned area.
The site is located behind retail premises on Darly Road in Edinburgh’s City Centre. It is in a perfect location with transport links, local shops, restaurants and public amenities all a short walk away. Both The University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh Napier University are within easy access for the students.
CRM Ltd operate the new student accommodation in Edinburgh named The Haymarket. CRM is the largest independent student accommodation company in the country, managing over 19,000 beds in the UK.