This is a three-phase development of student accommodation and is on a parcel of land between Havelock Street and Old Ruttington Lane in Canterbury. Its former use was a small nursery school and playgrounds.
Starting with the demolition of the old nursery building and playground, a thorough archaeological assessment was carried out before any further continuation of the build could be done.
The phase 1 development fronting Havelock Street sits on a piled solution with a suspended reinforced concrete slab. The superstructure is traditional build masonry, with Flemish bond brick coursing for the external layer. Stone window sills and timber sliding sash windows were fitted to match with the adjacent properties and create a nice consistency with the surrounding buildings.
Internally, 21 student studios were furnished to a high standard for effective modern day student accommodation. This includes pre-fabricated bathroom pods, wood effect flooring, modern kitchen fittings and a full fitted bedroom and office furniture installation. The studios include a combine water cylinder system for hot water and MVHR ventilation. Heating is through electric radiators.
The communal entrance and area consisted of block paved areas, bike shelters, bin stores and seating with planters for residents to have some pleasant outdoor space.