Create announces Phase 2 of student accommodation project in Salford
Specialists in High Volume Accommodation, Create Construction, Blackpool, is pleased to announce that planning has now been received for the second phase of their Discovery Quays project for Bricks Capital, a privately-owned property group specialising in Development, Management and Investment, operating across Hotel, Student and Co-living sectors. Their experience-led truestudent accommodation brand already operates over 3,500 beds across the UK.
Phase one of thedevelopment at Discovery Quay, with a contract value of around £27m, will complete and be ready to welcome its first guests in September of this year and comprises of a 75%/25% split between true club suites and shared apartments, with 402 student bedrooms over 14,500m2. Close to Media City and The Lowry Centre at Salford Quays, and with easy tram access to Manchester City Centre, the building will provide a coffee shop, superb and fully-equipped gym, library, lounge, media and gaming area, plus a stunning double-story Festival Zone, complete with the famous ‘true slide’ for the student guests to enjoy.
The second phase of the development, with a construction value in excess of £31m, will offer 457 more 'true' student beds, extra communal & lounge spaces and will double the facility's footprint with an additional 14,200m2 of living space. The 15-storey building will have a basket weave façade & eye-catching coloured panels, complementing those of phase 1. Work starts on site with the same experienced Create team in Q3 2020, with completion due in Q3 2022, ready for students studying at Salford and Manchester Universities and other Higher Education institutions in the area.
Create Construction is also currently working on another 706-bed ‘true’ studentproject for Bricks Capital at Morfa Road, Swansea, which will be ready for student intake at the start of the academic year in September 2021.
Paul Mathison, CEO of Create Construction commented: “Our partnership with Bricks Capital is going from strength to strength, as they share the same core values of ‘Integrity’ 'collaborative' and ‘easy to do business with’. We are looking forward to another successful partnership in the delivery of this next phase of our Discovery Quays project in Salford, an important part of the exciting regeneration of the city."
Peter Prickett, Group CEO of Bricks Capital commented: “The expansion of our true development at Salford Quays marks another major step in establishing the brand as a major player in the PBSA management arena and we’re delighted to be working with Create once more in delivering this exciting project.”
Main Image Top: Architect's impression L to R: Phase 2 & 1 of Create Construction's Discovery Quay project in Salford
Image Above: Phase 1 Discovery Quay, Salford - due for completion in September2020