Urbanest portfolio, London

For over a decade, we have been collaborating with Urbanest to deliver six exceptional student accommodation projects across London 

Urbanest, renowned as a leading provider of contemporary student housing, is dedicated to delivering the highest standards of accommodation and pioneering service to students.

As their trusted partner, Balfour Beatty has a wealth of experience operating within the constraints of city centre locations and transforming buildings into vibrant, mixed-use student housing. Working on previous schemes with Urbanest has built a strong partnership and we are trusted to deliver projects successfully and on time.

Drawing upon our extensive knowledge and expertise in sustainable construction methods, we delivered six prestigious schemes with a total project value of £312 million for Urbanest, all in the heart of the capital. The developments include:

  • 52 The Minories
  • T6 Kings Cross
  • 103 Camley Street
  • 199 Westminster Bridge
  • 5 Miles Street
  • Vine Street

project value


units delivered

274,993 m2


Delivering exceptional student accommodation for Urbanest

Our commitment to exceed Urbanest’s requirements for student accommodation is evident in every aspect of our work. From the meticulous design, high-quality specification to incorporating sustainable and energy-efficient features, we have ensured that each project embodies the very essence of what student accommodation should be. Balfour Beatty and Urbanest’s collaboration across various initiatives serves as a testament to our dedication to excellence in project delivery.

Investing in local talent and sustainable growth

Over the years, our dedication to local communities has been evident in every project. By prioritising local spending, offering local employment including apprenticeships and work experience opportunities, we actively fulfilled our commitment as a proud member of The 5% Club.  Our collective efforts are driven by a shared vision of supporting and nurturing the next generation, equipping them with the skills and knowledge to flourish in the construction and infrastructure industry.