The construction of a new 600-bed development at the centre of Bristol’s largest-ever regeneration project has been given to RG Group by Unite Students.
A lease is in place for at least half of the rooms in the £75 million Marsh Mills plan, which will be built next to the University of Bristol’s new Temple Quarter campus. The property will open in time for the 2025–2026 school year and has planning clearance for 596 beds, reports Contract Journal.
By prioritising fabric, the building’s operational energy usage has been decreased. Energy efficiency has been taken into account from the beginning of the building’s design and construction process to the production of materials, their delivery to the construction site, installation, and use over the building’s operating lifecycle. Additionally, solar panels and air-source heat pumps will be added.
“Bristol is where it all began for Unite Students, and this new property is a vitally important scheme for students in the city,” stated Tom Brewerton, Group Development Director at Unite Students. Marsh Mills will be constructed alongside the city’s Temple Meads rail station and the University of Bristol’s new Temple Quarter campus.