GRAHAM bags £70m student scheme in Notts


GRAHAM has been appointed to redevelop a former Royal Mail sorting office in Nottingham to student accommodation, a contract worth £70 million. 

Bendigo Building in Nottingham. Credit: GRAHAM.

Property developer Bricks Group awarded the company a two-stage design and build contract for the Bendigo Building in the city, which will become “True Nottingham”, a 661-bed student development. 

The scheme will also have a lounge, gym, outdoor area and car park, as well as two ground-floor commercial units.  

Originally built in the late 1960s, the former Royal Mail site has stood vacant for nearly two decades. 

The contractor will work with the consultancy team, including Bricks Development team, Abacus as employer’s agent and principal designer, KKA Limited as architect, HSP Consulting as civil and structural engineer, and ME7 as mechanical and electrical engineer.  

Ronan Hughes, regional director at GRAHAM, said: “We are delighted to be continuing our relationship with Bricks Group to deliver this development that represents a significant investment in student accommodation, contributing to the growth and vibrancy of Nottingham.  

“We have similar experience in delivering major projects in the city and look forward to transforming an unused space into a thriving new community for Nottingham’s student population.” 

Pete Prickett, Bricks CEO and founder, added: “It’s great to be introducing true student to guests in Nottingham. Really excited to extend our strong relationship with GRAHAM after our first successful project together in Salford.” 

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