Carmelite Street, York: Building scheduled for £12m 258-bed student accommodation.

Miller Construction puts student residencies contracts 'to bed'

Published:  17 July, 2012

WEST MIDLANDS: Miller Construction has secured two student residencies contracts, a student accommodation block on Carmelite Street, York, and Jarratt Hall, University of Birmingham.

The contractor will deliver a £12m 258-bed student accommodation block on behalf of S Harrison Developments for York St John University, and a multi-million pound 120-bed extension to Jarratt Hall for the University of Birmingham.

Works on York St John University student accommodation, located on a derelict site in Carmelite Street, York, adjacent to the city's Hungate development, commenced earlier this month and are due to complete in June 2013. The new accommodation will be car-free, with students living within easy walking distance of all the city's amenities. 

Anticipated to achieve a BREEAM 'Very Good' rating, the student accommodation block is the third project Miller Construction has undertaken within the boundaries of York's City Walls – the other two being City of York Council's new Headquarters and the Hampton by Hilton Hotel at Toft Green.

The project at Jarratt Hall comprises an extension to the existing student accommodation and part newbuild.  Due for completion in September 2013, the Jarratt Hall building is expected to achieve a BREEAM 'Very Good' rating.

Jarratt Hall: Plans to extend the existing student accommodation.

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