Pure Hammersmith Student Accommodation

Hammersmith Student Accommodation, Shepherd’s Bush Road Building, West London Housing

Pure Hammersmith Student Accommodation

Residential Development in west London – design by Make Architects=

7 Mar 2013

Hammersmith Student Accommodation

First of the modular bedroom ‘pods’ for Hammersmith Student Accommodation

Design: Make Architects


The Pure Hammersmith student accommodation development on Shepherd’s Bush Road reached a key milestone this week, with the arrival on site of the first of the modular bedroom ‘pods’ being used in the scheme.

Hammersmith Aerial view:
Pure Hammersmith Student Accommodation
image from Make Architects

Construction and infrastructure company Morgan Sindall is constructing the £26 million Make-designed scheme on the former Hammersmith Palais site for Pure Student Living, a joint venture between the Carlyle Group and Generation Estates.

Inside each prefabricated pod is a finished, ready-to-use studio, complete with furniture and fittings. The pods will be installed and fitted on site by the Morgan Sindall team and will remain sealed until the project completes, ready for students to take up residence in September.

Modular pod being lowered onto site at Pure Hammersmith:
Pure Hammersmith Student Accommodation
image from Make Architects

The scheme will provide accommodation for 418 students, while the ground floor and basement levels of the building will create 23,000 sq ft of leisure space, to be used by the local community.

The studio pods, which are produced by Caledonian Modular, will form three separate student accommodation blocks of between four and nine storeys.

Steve Still, Morgan Sindall project manager, said: “It’s very exciting to have reached this key stage in the construction of the Pure Hammersmith development and to be taking delivery of these innovative student pods.

“The pods are like giant Lego pieces which are slotted together by the project team to create a whole block. Using a modular method is perfect for projects like this, where quality can’t be compromised but time is at a premium.”

Justin Nicholls, Partner at Make Architects, said: “It is great to be delivering an off-site manufactured building – it makes complete sense to fabricate buildings in factories – it’s safer, faster, less wasteful and to a higher quality.”

Modular pod on site at Pure Hammersmith:
Pure Hammersmith Student Accommodation
image from Make Architects

The new buildings will include a number of key sustainable elements, including the rooftops of the three blocks being planted with vegetation, providing an attractive sustainable ‘green roof’.

Morgan Sindall
Morgan Sindall is a UK construction, infrastructure and design business with a network of local offices. The company works for private and public sector customers on projects and frameworks from £50,000 to over £1 billion. Activities range from small works and repair and maintenance, to the design and delivery of complex construction and engineering projects where it is able to provide specialist design, tunnelling, utilities, building, civil engineering and mechanical and electrical services. The company operates across the commercial, defence, education, energy, healthcare, industrial, leisure, retail, transport and water markets. Morgan Sindall is part of Morgan Sindall Group plc, a leading UK construction and regeneration group with revenue of over £2 billion and which operates through five divisions of construction and infrastructure, fit out, affordable housing, urban regeneration and investments.

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