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Mansell wins £13.4 million student accommodation development contract in London’s square mile

6 Oct 10 Mansell has won a £13.4 million design and build contract to construct an eleven-storey mixed use development at The Minories in London for Urbanest.

This impressive scheme will comprise ten-storeys of student accommodation, with 172 bedrooms, 131 with individual en-suite shower pods, 41 with shared bathroom and shower facilities. The complex will be arranged in a number of clusters, with 46 individual studios with integrated kitchenettes. The ground and basement floors will provide 220 square metres of retail space, in addition to the reception, common areas and ancillary spaces for the student accommodation. 

A modular unitised cladding system will be used to create the façade.All bathroom pods will be prefabricated off site and put into place using a tower crane

Designed to achieve a BREEAM “Excellent” rating a host of environmental features will be utilised including a living wall. All dwelling spaces will use ultra efficient LED lighting, providing significant energy and emission savings and the scheme will use only A++ rated white goods and fittings.

Work is due to start on site this month and is expected to complete in spring 2012.

This contract follows on from the successful completion of a £20.7 million student accommodation project at 100 East Road in north London for Urbanest.

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