Client: University of Brighton
Location: Varley Halls Redevelopment Phases I, II & III
The University of Brighton has re-developed one of their student accommodation sites, Varley Halls.
Phase 1 consisted of the brand-new Woodland and Downland buildings which opened for the start of the 2012/13 academic year. They contain single en-suite study bedrooms based in clusters of up to eight sharing a kitchen and communal space. The site also incorporates the Hub Building, which is the principal building on the Varley Halls site. The Hub contains a mixture of services and accommodation over five floors. The top three floors are a mixture of single and double study bedrooms finished to a high specification. There are dedicated conference rooms and a cafe on the ground floor, with a restaurant and more meeting space on the first floor. There are also offices, a fitness suite and a laundrette.
Phase 2 works involved enabling package of work comprising of the demolition of two buildings prior to the construction of three halls of residents. They contain single en-suite study bedrooms based in clusters of up to eight sharing a kitchen and communa¬l space.
Phase 3 included the construction of 3 high quality BREEAM ‘Excellent' rated residential buildings incorporating a total of 197 bedrooms and studio apartments. Included in the third phase was the external landscape works, connections of the new buildings into an existing energy centre and the construction of a new electrical substation.