McLaren to deliver £45m student accommodation scheme in UK

WCN Editorial Team 27 Sep 2018 EUROPE BUILDINGS

McLaren Construction has been selected for McLaren Property’s student accommodation development at The Oaks in Coventry, UK.

The Oaks student accommodation scheme will be located within the Westwood Business Park, adjacent to the University of Warwick campus.

Under the scheme, 378 contemporary student accommodation units will be constructed over four, five and six storeys, which will provide a purpose-built option for student living.

Students will also have choices of individual studio apartments and shared ‘cluster’ units with communal kitchens and lounges.

The scheme will also include facilities such as a communal games room and lounge, an interactive training room, a landscaped external communal courtyard and an external fifth floor paved terrace area that can be accessed via a private dining room.

A lightweight steel frame will be used for building, which will be traditionally brick-clad with brick colour mixes, which will gradually lighten in appearance over the building’s height.

The communal games room and lounge on the ground floor will be glazed with storey height curtain walling, which will offer extensive views to and from a landscaped entrance courtyard and a private enclosed communal courtyard.

McLaren Construction Midlands and North regional director Gary Cramp said: “Following the success of joint McLaren Property and Construction projects of this type within the South and London regions, we are delighted that our Midlands and North business has the opportunity of further developing our portfolio within this sector in the Midlands region.

“We look forward to working with our Property colleagues and ensuring a successful delivery of this prestigious scheme.”

Main construction works will commence at the end of October 2018. The project will be completed in May 2020 for that year’s student intake.

McLaren Property development director Bruce Ruddle said: “We are delighted to be working with McLaren Construction on delivering one of the only private purpose-built student accommodation schemes serving the University of Warwick.

“The experience and expertise of McLaren Construction speaks for itself and were the natural delivery partner for us. We look forward to working with the Midlands and North team.”

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Image: A rendering of student accommodation The Oaks in Coventry, UK. Photo: Courtesy of McLaren Construction Group.

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