This two phased development for Alaska and Russ Drage comprises of a campus of new student accommodation blocks, backing onto a larger masterplan including commercial buildings and residential units.
Phase one is a new build development split into three distinct buildings, the highest of which is a ten storey tower block which steps-back as it ascends. The scheme provides 90,000 square foot of primarily student accommodation, and is constructed within the footprint of an existing basement which historically housed the print hall for a local newspaper. The lower ground floors contain plant and communal space to serve the residential upper floors.
Phase two includes providing around 120,000 sq ft of mixed accommodation including residential, student, commercial and community space. The structures are a combination of concrete frame apartments with low rise load bearing masonry buildings.
Client: Alaska Development ConsultantsArchitect: Russ Drage Architects