ISG has been awarded a £7 million project by global investment management firm, BlackRock, to construct a major new student accommodation scheme in Plymouth. The Dairy project sees ISG build 193 student living units on the site of former residential and university buildings in Plymouth city centre, which were demolished during an earlier phase of the development.
The seven-storey steel frame building will provide high-quality student accommodation, configured predominately as clusters with en-suite bedrooms and communal kitchen/living areas. The development includes a small number of studio apartments, along with a retail unit on the ground floor and laundry facilities for use by students. The contemporary building design features extensive areas of curtain walling to the elevations, and roof-mounted photo voltaic panels will generate emission-free electricity and enhance the building’s environmental performance.
Rob Martin, ISG’s Western regional managing director, commented:
“This project builds on our considerable experience delivering high-quality and time critical student accommodation developments across the UK and further strengthens our relationship with BlackRock. The constrained and logistically challenging nature of the site plays to our strengths delivering complex city-centre projects and we anticipate strong demand for this purpose-built accommodation on completion next summer.”