We are delighted to be working with Morgan Sindall and Select Property on an extensive new Vita Student residence project at Portswood Road in Southampton, Hampshire.
The Gyoury Self team in Fareham/Portsmouth is providing full structural and civil engineering design and detailing for the Portswood Road development scheme; which includes 435 beds, as well as an impressive 1200 m² communal area with a large social hub, movie room, gym, private dining and dedicated study areas.
The Fareham/Portsmouth team has already engineered a number of student accommodation projects in Southampton and surrounding areas.
Portswood Road will be the second student residence development in Southampton for Vita Student, an award-winning student accommodation provider. Their existing Richmond House residence is already a popular choice for students in the city.
Certainly a great improvement on the Bus Depot that existed previously on this site! Although the previous use of the site did result in a few ground contamination issues. This was one of the reasons for using Continuous Helical Displacement (CHD) piles which, by virtue of their method of installation, do not bring any potentially contaminated soil up to the surface. They are also as quiet and non-percussive to install as more conventional CFA piles. Richard Aston, Associate Partner, Gyoury Self
Construction work on the Portswood Road scheme has just started and the project is scheduled for delivery in September 2018.