The brief was to provide an internal layout which has been individually styled with a bias towards style, quality and longevity. In addition, it had to enhance the student experience by including on site large common rooms, a gym, a cinema / music room, linked shared external common spaces including BBQ areas.
“Constructed volumetrically off site in Peterlee from light gauge structural steel and incorporating our factory-made unique kitchen & bathroom unit with all mechanical & electrical workings we set out to produce our most efficient development to date. Our aim was to produce a development that was so energy efficient that it negated the requirement to incorporate renewable technologies. In addition, we wanted to avoid the institutionalised feel of some student accommodation schemes by carefully considering the exterior finishes
NDC took the clients design brief to design the mechanical building services to each block and to provide the site infrastructure. The 198 student rooms included showering ablution and cooking facilitates.
The building is designed to achieve a BREEAM “Very Good” rating
The design included a centralised BEMS control from management suite to the individual blocks LTHW heating boilers and controls with heating to each student room and comfort cooling and heating to communal areas. LED lighting.