Student accommodation has to be built quickly, and to a tight budget, in many cities around the world. Modular buildings, well-suited to student life, can be constructed affordably and quickly by using factory-manufactured pods. This is exactly the approach we took to designing Blithehale Court, in a busy urban location close to the university and colleges of Central London.
We scheduled the delivery of 393 offsite-constructed modules to the site over a period of just 35 days and built the property by stacking and connecting them together to form a cellular structure, tied back to the building’s concrete cores. The fully modular building comprises commercial space on the ground floor, with 10 floors of student accommodation above. Ancillary space includes laundry, office, plant, separate reception areas, a common room, bike and refuse storage. The property includes hard and soft landscaping and a green roof terrace.