The development offers a range of accommodation types including 2-6 bedroom clusters and 149 studio flats. To complement the accommodation, other facilities include a gymnasium, cinema room, study pods, social space with a games area and a retail unit. There is also a large secure courtyard which can be used by students for recreational purposes.
Drawing on our extensive infrastructure expertise, Foundry Courtyard was our first ‘direct let’ student accommodation development.
As developer of the project, we secured funding, completed the site purchase, planning, design and construction works and are now operating the accommodation. All funding and finance for the scheme has been provided by Balfour Beatty.
New technologies to ensure the safety of our workforce were adopted during project delivery, including:
The delivery of the project drew on the wide-ranging capabilities of Balfour Beatty. This included works being delivered by Balfour Beatty Ground Engineering, our piling and ground improvement specialists, and our mechanical and electrical specialists – Balfour Beatty Kilpatrick.
To make sure works progressed during the wettest winter on record, we used tents, gazebos, and temporary metal sheeting to allow work to progress safely.