Boulevard Wharf


A challenging student accommodation project being constructed on a site smaller than the length of a double-decker bus

The construction of Boulevard Wharf in Nottingham – comprised of 76 student accommodation studios – is one of the most complex jobs taken on by Stepnell to date due to the unusual dimensions of the 11-metre-wide site and its proximity to the city’s canal. Because of this, a kayak formed part of the team’s emergency rescue procedure, meaning that any items that inadvertently fall into the canal could be retrieved.

  • Client:

    Bricross Developments

  • Architect:

    MAS Architecture Ltd

  • Programme:

    54 weeks

The project has seen the studios spread across three buildings providing views over the canal and towards the city of Nottingham. Designed by MAS Architecture, the scheme also features high-spec communal areas, including an on-site gym and movie room.

Boulevard Wharf has provided much-needed contemporary student accommodation within Nottingham city centre and the scheme is one of only a few self-contained student accommodation developments in the city – providing all the necessary facilities onsite – thus creating a homely and luxurious environment for students to thrive in.