In London many students are now privileged to have so much more than the old style halls of residence.
Staying in the newly designed buildings, which take a holistic view on the well-being of the students they can study and relax in luxury - makes me want to be a student all over again and be part of a wonderful new era in the heart of the big smoke.
199 Westminster Bridge Road is a new Skyscraper development on Westminster Bridge Road in London SE1. Designed by AHMM, (Allford Hall Monaghan Morris) The Architect drawings were based on a famous piece of furniture, the Eames Turned Stool giving the building a quirky exterior.
This has been built on the former site of York House (1964) and is now a stunning 19-storey tower 62.8 metres high building, comprising of 1,100 student housing units and including 4,000 sq m of office space, with 65,000 sq m of college/education space, and 748 sq m health suite encompassing a gym, swimming pool and Landscaped gardens with space for 648 bicycles and a café.
Urbanest teamed up with educational provider Alpha Plus Group who has established and operates DLD College London which has the capacity for up to 700 pupils offering state of the art educational facilities and providing specialist teaching in science, IT, art, music and drama.
Five Star Facilities
There are a variety of new and innovative room types for the student accommodation with a wide range of prices, coupled with tailor made communal study areas and a common room that will have views across the city, from the top floor whilst offering 5* facilities.
Europlanters have been privileged to be involved with the Landscaping on the 3rd floor terrace and at the front entrance of the building, working closely with Total Protection and Belfor Beaty.
Over 40 Metres of street furniture
Large planting beds using 2000 Long/1500 Wide/ 690mm High planters and Bespoke Triangular planters 2000mm/1507mm/2504mm and 690mm High and 1500mm/1525mm/2140mm/600mm High were designed with over 40 metres of floating seating attached using 148 stainless steel brackets and 180 meters of Sapele timber. These 35 giant sized GRP planters were used to make the run of seating for students to sit on the roof terrace and a following 4 supersize planters 2000mm/1507mm/1100mm high were used to make standalone planters at the front of the building all finished in a Matt RAL 7021 to compliment the buildings steel work.
‘We have been fortunate to have been awarded the contract and worked on this prestigious project with such stunning views of the city’ said John Wilkes Director of Europlanters ‘showing contractors the quality of our work in our new street furniture range’
Approximately 21 Tonnes of Hydroleca was used and over 65 tonnes of compost to plant up all the planters with large trees and under planting of seasonal plants.
Europlanters will also be exhibiting their new street furniture range at Futurescape on 17th November at Sandown Racecourse.
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