Bagot Street Student Development – open for 2011 intake

The scheme for the Bagot Street Partnership, a joint venture between Iliad and Cosmopolitan Housing Association, consists of two blocks with a total of 119 multiple bedroom student flats for 656 students and a central courtyard ringed by the blocks that exists to provide the rooms overlooking the inside of the site with natural light.
The flats have been designed with 4-6 of the en-suite rooms clustered around a spacious kitchen and lounge area.  All rooms are 25% larger than competitors. The entire project has a gross development cost of £40m.

Main contractor VINCI is hard at work on a pair of student housing blocks on Bagot Street, a short distance from the central campus of Aston University.  The new student towers, which reach up to 17 storeys, have been designed for the site in Birmingham by Formroom Architects.  The towers overlook both Bagot Street and Lancaster Street in the north of the city centre on the site of the former George House, a now-demolished office building.

Iliad’s Joe Cross added, " Interest has been overwhelming and all the units have already been let.  We held an open day in January for students to visit some completed apartments and the reaction was very positive.  These units improve on standard student accommodation – the idea is to take it to the next level.  I see the market for this standard of student housing growing over the next few years.  We are looking into the possibility of carrying out further developments of this kind in both Birmingham and Liverpool".

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