Kingston Upon Thames, Greater London

Client: Residential Developer

Sector: Residential (Co-Living)


This European brand planned to adapt an existing 58-bed purpose-built student housing development into 63 luxury co-living student apartments. Our team members oversaw the £2m project over two years–during a period of fluctuating build costs and material shortages. Throughout the project, the unit remained fully occupied.


This development was the first of its kind to be launched by the brand in the UK, and sought to be best in the local area. The change of use to a 63-bed unit comprised co-living apartments, a new communal cafe, kitchen, co-working spaces, and a cinema room. It also included a fourth-floor extension and a roof garden.


Our team members were involved from the outset, providing project management and contracting out administration services, including tendering and construction site visits. The site was occupied throughout, so work needed to be carried out during sociable hours to minimize disruption and noise. 


Following two years of works, this 63-bed student accommodation retrofit has transformed into a modern co-living space in London. The building boasts technologies including energy monitoring systems allowing light and heating optimisation around peak periods. This data feeds into the building management system to ensure ongoing reporting for maintenance and optimisation.

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