Sheraton Park student accommodation comprised of Neville House, which needed to be refurbished and converted into accommodation 227 bedrooms, while Sheraton House was to be demolished and a new 191-bedroom 13,500m2 block built on site. The accommodation needed to be designed to cater for a mixture of undergraduates, post-graduates, returning students and include a mix of en-suite bedrooms, studios and accessible bedrooms.
Part way through the programme an amendment to the planning application was submitted and additional works added to the contract including a bar, gym and an additional recreational and communal area to support the relocation of Ustinov College, Durham University’s postgraduate only college.
Working collaboratively with the client and their wider stakeholders the team delivered a sustainable building with a low environmental impact at the heart of the design.
A re-agreed change control process was adhered to, allow the changes to be incorporated the change without significant impact on programme, cost and progression of the design.
All phases of the project were delivered on time and on budget to a delighted client.The resulting buildings have brought many benefits for the university, students and the environment.
This includes reduced energy consumption and minimised emissions, A/A+ rated building elements, a range of water saving measures and recycling facilities. The Park is also aligned closely with Durham University’s green travel policies, which promote cycling, walking and the use of public transport.
" I have worked excellently with Kier on previous projects but the team working on Sheraton Park has been a cut above. Client focused and happy to go the extra mile. Overall extremely satisfied with the end product and the relationship throughout the build "Development Manager Alumno Developments