This student accommodation scheme for Unite is close to the east side of Coventry City Centre, being just outside the inner ring road and adjacent to the university. The site area is approximately 0.86 hectares.
The scheme comprises 668 bedrooms built in four blocks, varying in height from three to seven storeys. The existing office building and some of the workshops on the site have been retained, refurbished and incorporated into the new development providing accommodation for the common room, laundry, meeting rooms, office and reception areas.
The new student accommodation was built using Unite’s own modular system. Bedrooms, kitchens and stairs were made within a factory environment and delivered to site ‘virtually ready for occupation’. Internal main corridors and the external envelope were then built around the units.