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Clegg starts on Birmingham student flats

19 Sep 12 Nottingham-based Clegg Construction has begun work on a £13.25m student accommodation project at Selly Oaks in Birmingham.

Managing director Simon Blackburn
Managing director Simon Blackburn

The project will provide accommodation for 437 students in three steel frame blocks of eight-, six- and five-storey flats. Client is the Student Development Partnership.

Clegg has previously worked for the partnership’s operator Victoria Hall on Nottingham and Leicester student residences, but this project is the largest that Clegg has been given by the client.

“We’re thrilled that Victoria Hall has come back to us for this project, they are an excellent client to work for,” said managing director Simon Blackburn.  “We’ve built a really successful relationship with the developers over the years and this build is their most challenging brief to date.

“Not only is it a large-scale project, but the building site is very restricted. It is bound by the new Selly Oaks bypass, a railway line and a brook. Therefore careful planning was required to ensure that we make the most of the space available for the building works so that logistically, the site restrictions did not hinder the space required for the construction,” he added.

Clegg Construction is also close to completing the £3.5m Study Inn project in Nottingham, where it had just five months to complete the project. “We’re delighted how quickly work has progressed for this project,” said Mr Blackburn. “It was an incredibly tight schedule and we’ve worked around the clock in order to finish the conversion as quickly as possible.

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