King Edwards Quay, Colchester – Student Room Pods

Client: Smart Student Living

Architect: Jefferson Sheard

Contractor: JR Pickstock Ltd

The Client

Elements Europe has manufactured and installed 1049 Room Modules for a student accommodation scheme in the heart of Colchester. The accommodation offers 779 high quality student rooms with easy access to Colchester’s Essex University Campus. The rooms are rented out to both Undergraduate and Postgraduate students attending the University.

Project Description: 1049 Room Modules

The scheme, located on King Edwards Quay, Colchester is the largest student accommodation scheme Elements Europe has delivered to date. The development comprises 779 rooms across eight floors and offers seven types of student accommodation. One bed flats, studio apartments and en-suite cluster rooms were delivered using our full volumetric Room Module system. The additional 255 Room Modules being manufactured were for shared kitchen facilities for students and plant rooms.

Within the development there is a shop, restaurant and spacious communal areas both internally and externally.

The scheme was delivered by The Pickstock Group as a turn-key solution with it’s sister company JR Pickstock Ltd acting as the main contractor to complete the traditional construction works.

The construction delivery of the project was achieved in two phases, with Phase 1 being completed in September 2014 and Phase 2, a carbon copy of the first Phase completed in September 2015.

All of the modules were designed in a contemporary manner and developed according to the client’s specification. Deliveries were scheduled to ensure a “Just in Time” installation providing minimal disruption to other trades and work packages on-site.

For further details on the architectural aspects of the project, please click on the below link to see a fly through video of the scheme.
Student Smart Accommodation Colchester