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The Railyard

Project: The Railyard

Client: Downing

Value: £75m

Located in one of the world’s most prestigious University cities and part of the wider CB1 regeneration scheme of Cambridge railway station and its surrounding areas, this £75 million development provides 585 student beds across 3 new buildings. The development features a mixture of contemporary cluster flats and studios. The broader CB1 development includes commercial space, residential apartments, retail, restaurants and bars.

The Lyra, North Acton

Project: The Lyra, North Acton

Client: Downing

Value: £30m

This £30m scheme features 209 high quality studio apartments. The accommodation is across 2 adjacent 7 storey buildings with retail at ground floor. The development was designed to achieve a BREEAM rating of ‘excellent’ and included the creation of 2 new community parks, a pocket park and a biodiversity park.

Downing Plaza

Project: Downing Plaza

Client: Downing

Value: £200m

We provided our Clerk of Works services on all 4 phases of this £200m development.

Phase 1 – New Business School, University of Newcastle. We provided Building and M&E Clerks of Works services on this new build project. Which now completed is used for under-graduate and post-graduatestudies.

Phase 2 – Central Link. This project was the construction of 520 student bedrooms built across 3 blocks of accommodation

Phase 3 – Central St James. We provided Building Clerks of Works services on this new 332 student accommodation block, which was a mixture of en-suite cluster bedrooms and studio apartments.

Phase 4 – The Ceres. We provided Building Clerks of Works services on this project for Downing. Once complete the 18 storey tower will provide 115
studio apartments and an additional 329 cluster en-suite bedrooms.

Central Village

Project: Central Village

Client: Downing

Value: £37m

Hickton worked in partnership with Downing Development on this student accommodation project at the University of Leeds. Over 2 separate phases this project saw the construction of over 900 student apartments in a magnificent 21 storey new build tower.