Energy efficient Leicestershire Student Scheme scoops RICS Award

One of Leicester’s high-end student residential schemes has scooped a prestigious RICS award which recognises the very best buildings in the region.

The project team behind the award-winning Princess Road East development includes Stepnell, MAS Architecture Ltd and MDA Consulting.

The team won the RICS East Midlands Commercial category and was commended for its ‘utilization of high-quality external materials, contemporary glazing, energy-saving technology and high-end finishes.’

The student accommodation is located at 73-75 Princess Road East, Leicester and is made up of 110 studios with generous communal facilities. The development includes a secured outdoor area, study rooms, gym, laundry and a communal and games area.

Tom Sewell, regional director for Stepnell said: “The quality of this student residential development is testament to the great working relationship we have with the project team.

“The nature of the scheme’s location presented some complex challenges, which we overcame to ensure the final development was of the highest quality.

“As demand for this kind of accommodation increases within the region, we’re proud to have been recognised for delivering an award-winning development which is now being enjoyed by hundreds of students.”

Muthar Al-Salloum, managing director for MAS Architecture Ltd added: “We are delighted to win this award and be recognised for designing the best commercial building in the region.

“One of the biggest challenges of this project was integrating the new building alongside the adjoining Grade II listed building. Our clever use of external materials and communal spaces all contributed to the success of this project.”

The project has now been shortlisted for the national RICS Commercial Award where it will compete against other award winners at an event on London on Friday 4th October 2019.


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