Morgan Sindall has marked a key stage in the construction of a landmark student accommodation development, Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) Halls – All Saints Green, with a traditional topping out ceremony.
The scheme is set to achieve a Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology (BREEAM) rating of Very Good, with aspirations for Excellent, and is due to complete in summer 2015.
The event, which was held on the ninth floor of the building on Thursday 30 April, heralded the start of the final stage of work on the £10 million design and build project that Morgan Sindall is delivering for Alumno Developments.
The scheme involves the construction of a new nine-storey building next to Norwich bus station. The project also comprises the refurbishment and renovation of the adjacent building, 50 All Saints Green, which is Grade II listed.
David Campbell, managing director of Alumno Developments, said: “Alumno is delighted to be working in partnership with Norwich University of the Arts and Morgan Sindall, in delivering this significant and major new development in the city.”
Gavin Napper, Morgan Sindall area director, said: “It’s great to be joining Alumno, our guests and our project team to mark this key milestone in the construction of this significant development.
“There is a pressing need for quality student accommodation in Norwich and this is a well thought out scheme which will revitalise the surrounding area and help to address this need. We look forward to delivering a great building in time for the start of the academic year.”