Bouygues starts Canning Town student scheme


Main contractor Bouygues UK has begun construction of a new student accommodation scheme in London, which forms part of a wider £3.7 billion regeneration project.  

Credit: Bouygues UK.

The PBSA scheme is a joint venture between Linkcity, the development arm of Bouygues UK, and Crosstree Real Estate Partners, and marks Phase Four of ongoing construction of the Hallsville Quarter in Canning Town. 

Designed by PRP Architects, up to 375 student rooms will be delivered by Bouygues UK with interiors by Holloway Li, as well as a roof terrace and public realm.   

It marks the penultimate phase of the £600 million Hallsville Quarter Masterplan and is expected to complete in the summer of 2026, ahead of the 2026/27 academic year.    

The wider development will deliver more than 1,100 homes, 30,000 sqm of leisure and retail space, and a hotel, as well as public spaces, play areas, pedestrian and cycle paths, and parking. 

Oliver Campbell, development director of Linkcity, said: “We are delighted to commence this joint venture with Crosstree and look forward to seeing the progress on site as we reach the final stages of this landmark, residential project.” 

Peter Robinson, partner at Crosstree Real Estate Partners, added: “Crosstree is excited to partner with Bouygues UK, a best-in-class contractor/developer, in taking forward a thoughtfully designed and highly specified PBSA scheme. 

“Together with our partners we look forward to the successful realisation of this project.” 

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