Student Accommodation

Our ability to accomplish projects of all sizes with the same attention to detail and our expertise in internal finishes has won us the respect of the UKs leading companies. This in turn has given us the opportunity to work on high profile projects in the Student Accommodation, and a proven portfolio of services and expertise.

Below, you'll find a brief overview of our most recent achievements: -

Student Accommodation University of York

York University

"Supporting the University of York’s “Campus for the Future” masterplan, we are delivering a major 1400-bed student accommodation project.

The £130m flagship scheme, which will help to transform the Heslington East Campus, began in November 2019 with scheduled completion ahead of the 2021 academic year.

We have adopted an off-site modular solution for our construction programme, a methodology that brings enhanced quality and delivery confidence to the ambitious residential scheme. In addition to influencing design in partnership with Sheppard Robson (architects), and executing the project build, we were also a key project investor as part of a consortium" - Grahams Project page

SCS Contract Scope:

Main Contractor: Graham
Contract Date: July 2020 - January 2022
Client: York University
Architect: Sheppard Robson
SCS Contract Value: Projected £3,800,000
SCS Project Leader: Steve Potts
SCS Site Team: Ryan Jones
SCS Director: Darren Friend
Project Commercial Team: Darren Friend & Ryan Jones

Student Accommodation, Hull


Vinci were appointed to design and construct a new Student Accommodation complex at the University of Hull, the fifth Student Accommodation Project they have carried out for UPP.

The former car park on the edge of the site has been transformed into a vibrant new Student Quarter linked to the main University Campus. The complex comprises of nine blocks arranged around a central plaza at the top of a village street with a convenience store, central green and cafe. It features a range of 1,462 single rooms and one-bedroom apartments.

SCS Contract Scope:

SCS Packages included Drylining and Ceilings

Main Contractor: Vinci
Contract Date: September 17 to July 19
Client: UPP
Architect: TP Bennett
SCS Contract Value: £7,320,000
SCS Project Leader: Dave Millard
SCS Site Team: Alan Courts, Dom Wright, Ryan Jones, Danny Beaumont, Mick Baker.
SCS Director: Trevor Watson
Commercial: Stuart Friend

York Student Accommodation

SCS worked on the prestigious Student Castle Accommodation for Vinci Construction. In a historic conversion alongside a contemporary new build, set in the historic City of York close to all amenities.

Boasting 600+ accommodation units, with amenities such as Gym, Communal Kitchen areas, Common Area, Laundry Rooms and Reception area.

SCS Contract Scope:

Main Contractor: Vinci Construction
Architect: CSP
Client: Student Castle
Contract Date: Oct 2014 - July 2015
SCS Contract Value: £2,400,000
SCS Project Leader: James Boulton

Salford University Student Accommodation

One of Europes biggest single phase student accommodation builds is most complex in Grahams 240-year history.

SCS were assigned the SFS, Partitions, Suspended Ceilings and Fire Stopping on the Project.

One of Europes largest student accommodation projects, the £81m Peel Park Campus in Salford.

The mammoth development, providing almost 1,400 individual bedrooms for students at the University of Salford.

The project, which comprises nine residential blocks on two separate sites as well as teaching accommodation, cinema, gym, energy centre, laundrette and conference facilities, is regarded as a game changer for the university.

SCS Contract Scope:

Main Contractor: Graham
Architect: Sheppard Robson
Client: University of Salford
Contract Date: Mar 2014 - Jun 2015
SCS Contract Value: £7,200,000
SCS Project Leaders: Paul Flynn, Steve Potts, Christine Manley, Jim Armitage, Pete Baker, Alan Courts
SCS Director: Darren Friend