Our £15m student housing project in Leamington Spa, for Alumno Developments, opened for business on 15 September. Located on the Grand Union Canal, ‘The Union’ provides much needed, well-managed, bespoke student residences. The site is in south Leamington in the heart of the old town and is ideally situated for student accommodation with nearby local amenities and good transport links to the University of Warwick.
The project transforms a former BT storage facility into two 4-storey buildings with a total of 187 student bedrooms. These are a mixture of studios and cluster units with shared living rooms and kitchens. The ground floor contains communal areas with views onto the canal, in addition to management and security facilities to serve the residents. The scheme is managed by leading student housing management provider Homes For Students.
The accompanying landscaping has transformed the towpath for pedestrians and canal users and offers public amenity space for the benefit of the wider community.