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£18m Nottingham student accommodation project gets underway with nmcn

Artist’s impression Talbot Street Student Accommodation

nmcn (formerly North Midland Construction Plc) has started work on an £18m student accommodation development, on Nottingham’s Talbot Street. 

Due for completion in April 2020, nmcn has been awarded the demolition, construction and delivery of the facility, which will comprise of 331 self-contained bedrooms along with communal areas and outdoor space.

Work has now started on the site of former school buildings and a car dealership. The project will enhance the local area alongside existing student housing on the city centre street and help to meet the growing demand for top quality, sociable student accommodation in the city.

nmcn has been selected for the project by developer RedOak following a string of prestigious city centre residential projects, such as the current Assay Lofts development in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter and a trio of student developments in Sheffield worth £58m.

Nick Banks, Operations Director at nmcn – a national construction company with headquarters in Nottinghamshire said: “We have a strong track record in the residential sector and this distinctive new development adds to our growing student accommodation portfolio. It is fantastic to be helping RedOak Developments tackle the growing demand for student housing in Nottingham and our team has commenced works on this project which is due for completion next year.”

Ria Lohse, Senior Architect at Franklin Ellis Architects and project-lead on the design of the new scheme, said: “The Talbot Street scheme is one we are very passionate about as it is set in the Canning Circus conservation area, an important historic gateway into Nottingham and also our home base.

“This scheme will create a top-quality living environment for students, providing them with a cost-effective and stylish option in a fantastic area of the city, whilst also enhancing the local heritage of the area. We look forward to working closely with nmcn to bring the development to life.”

James Peake, Director at Pulse Associates and project-lead overseeing the scheme delivery, said: “This is the third scheme we have delivered with this client and without doubt the most exciting. They’re a great client and we’ve built a strong and collaborative relationship through our previous work, and our ongoing development of other sites.

“The student accommodation market in Nottingham continues to be buoyant, driven by continued growth of both universities. The site is located in an excellent location, between both main campuses and within the city centre. The apartments will undoubtedly prove to a popular choice for students and we can’t wait to see the finished product.”