Coventry University's new student accommodation is a stunning £60 million development that is now ready for the new academic year.
Located at the site of a former Royal Mail sorting office, the accommodation comprises of three blocks with varying heights. The Bishop Gate student accommodation, designed by Stride Treglown Architects and developed by Barberry Group, is an excellent example of modern architectural design. The structure of the building is based on a concept that aims to protect the long-distance views of the city's "three spires".
The concrete-framed student accommodation has a façade with punch hole windows into rainscreen clad SIPs (Structurally Insulated Panels). The building also features larger expanses of glazing that are formed from curtain wall screens. The floor-to-ceiling glazing ensures that the right amount of daylight enters the bedrooms. The 725 en-suites and studios are designed to provide maximum comfort and convenience to the students.
Overall, Coventry University's new student accommodation is an excellent addition to the city's landscape. It is an example of modern architectural design that is functional, aesthetically pleasing, and eco-friendly. The building is located in a prime location, making it easily accessible to students who want to experience the city's vibrant culture and rich history.