Galliford Try wins major new student accommodation contract

Topic Contracts

Date 28 Jan 2021

Galliford Try, one of the UK’s leading construction groups, announces that its Building business has been awarded a new £23m contract to build a student accommodation facility in Coventry.

The 436-room development, for developer Cassidy Group, will be delivered on Albany Road and marks the third student accommodation project delivered in Coventry by Galliford Try’s Building East Midlands business.

The scheme will see 55 student clusters and 55 self-contained student apartments in buildings ranging up to six storeys, and will provide purpose-built, managed student accommodation for students at Warwick and Coventry universities.

External landscaping will include a new community space that will provide a facility for local residents. The layout and design of the proposed development reflects the local setting, including the locally-listed The New Albany public house. As well as assisting with the regeneration of the local area, it is hoped that the new accommodation will lessen the impact of students occupying local family housing.

Jon Marston, Managing Director for Galliford Try Building East Midlands, commented: “We have an excellent track record in delivering high-quality student accommodation around the country but particularly in Coventry. We look forward to working with the Cassidy Group to add to this portfolio and create a fantastic new facility for students and local residents alike.”