VINCI Construction UK has been appointed by Barberry Developments to deliver phase one of the Bishop Gate student accommodation development in Coventry city centre.
Work is now underway to deliver the £60 million first phase of the project, which will provide 725 student units in a three-storey brick and sandstone plinth and three residential blocks above.
The project will transform the site of the former Royal Mail sorting office into high quality purpose-built student accommodation with gardens, bicycle storage, multi-use courtyards and an impressive frontage on to Bishop Street and Tower Street, including retail units open to the public.
Barberry director Henry Bellfield said: “We are delighted to be working alongside VINCI Construction UK and we are confident that together we will deliver a development the university and the city can be proud of. It is going to be a very striking development and a major improvement to the Coventry skyline. It is a high quality scheme that will help improve the image of the city.”