Client for the project is Campus Living Villages and completion is scheduled for September 2015.
The accommodation on Goldhawk Road in Shepherd’s Bush will replace existing facilities that Balfour Beatty will also demolish. The new development will have 417 new bedrooms, two self-contained flats and amenities including a gym, laundry, cinema and music practice rooms.
The bedrooms will have acoustic features to enable music students to practice without disturbing others, as well as an open plan central amenity space that breaks out onto external courtyards and an informal performance space.
The building has been designed to be BREEAM ‘Excellent’, with roof mounted photo-voltaic arrays, LED lighting and on-demand heating systems for individual bedrooms.
Other student accommodation projects that Balfour Beatty is currently building around the UK include the Holyrood Postgraduate Student Accommodation & Outreach Centre for the University of Edinburgh and 199 Westminster Bridge Road in London for Urbanest.