Pushing the boundaries of high quality student accommodation design, GDL worked closely with the client and operator, to produce an exceptional living space for Ernest Place, located in Durham City centre. More akin to a boutique hotel, high quality specifications on material finishes were chosen to complement the wow-factor accommodation and associated facilities.
Ernest Place is a purpose-built student accommodation developed on a previously disused industrial site, within a residential area of Durham. It consists of 362 bedrooms with a mix of five and six bed en-suite cluster flats and various studio apartments. In addition to the living accommodation, the building also has many social areas including a resident’s lounge, sky lounge with external roof terrace, dinner party rooms, a state of the art cinema, fitness suite and even a sauna (the first student scheme in the UK to have a sauna).
Delivered on time and within budget