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Portland Student Accommodation

Client Name: Norstead
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Budget: £8 million
Project Details:

Phase 2 of a long term development of a large area of Shieldfield, Avoca Consulting Engineers have been retained from their involvement in the Phase 1 scheme to provide detailed Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing designs.

Construction was completed on the first phase with a 274-bedroom luxury student accommodation building and two retail units in August 2013.

Known as Turner Court, the development was fully let to students from both of the city’s universities, as well as students studying at Newcastle College, within days of opening.
Tesco and Subway also occupy the two retail units on the ground floor.

Now, phase two is on site, which will see a further 338-bedroom accommodation building developed, along with 4,500 square foot of retail space.