A student accommodation development in the middle of Nottingham has been completed ahead of the new academic year.
Known as Global Point, the 14-storey £31m building has been constructed by VINCI Construction UK for client Mortar Developments and Aberdeen Asset Management.
Of the 449 rooms, 404 of the rooms have en-suite facilities while the remaining 45 are self-contained flats. Global Point also includes a basement car park, three retail units, reception and common break-out area for the residents.
Built on the site of the former Nottingham Odeon cinema, the development provides high-spec flats for Kaplan International and Nottingham Trent University students. The majority of the residents are from overseas, embarking on foundation courses in English before commencing degree courses.
International education company, Kaplan, is pre-letting the student rooms to the students studying from The Nottingham Trent University campus.
Collins Oromoni, a 22 year old student from Nigeria studying international business who moved in last week, said:
“It’s quite amazing really. It’s well organised and everyone’s been friendly. I’ve met people from Nigeria but other international students as well, and made friends from the UK.”
Project Manager for VINCI Construction UK, Jason Lyne, commented:
“Transforming what was sadly a derelict site for a long time has been thoroughly rewarding. We’ve worked closely with Mortar Developments to create exemplary accommodation in the heart of a city that has long been popular with students. Offering such a high standard development will certainly play its part in enhancing Nottingham’s position and reputation within the higher education hierarchy.”