RG Group wins £75m Bristol student scheme


RG Group will deliver a nearly 600-bed student accommodation new build in Bristol valued at £75 million.  

Credit: Unite Students.

The contractor was hired by Unite Students to construct the Marsh Mills development next to the University of Bristol’s new Temple Quarter campus. 

The property has planning permission for 596 beds and will open in time for the 2025/26 academic year. 

It will also include study spaces, a roof terrace, a gym and cycle storage. 

The development’s embodied carbon saving is aiming for 7,300 tCO2e (tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent) over the lifecycle of the building, exceeding the RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge baseline.   

Air source heat pumps and solar panels will also be installed.  

Construction work is now underway. 

“Marsh Mills will have a low-carbon impact on the environment and will be built and open in time for the start of 2025/6 academic year, adding to our portfolio in the city and contributing to the much-needed regeneration of the Temple Quarter and St Philip’s Marsh area of the city,” said Tom Brewerton, group development director at Unite Students. 

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