U-Student

Location Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Services Civil and structural engineering and acoustics
Sector Education and Residential
Client Northern Developments
Architect Northern Developments
Imagery © Jill Tate

Gordon Reid

T +44 (0)191 213 1515

Cundall has provided the civil and structural engineering, as well as acoustics for the U-Student development in Newcastle upon Tyne. The site officially opened in September 2014 for the beginning of the educational year. The development also includes communal living areas, offices and a launderette.

The site provides approximately 400 en-suite student bedrooms, in 5 to 9-storey blocks on the former site of the Tyne Tees TV studio. The accommodation is a mixture of en-suite bedrooms, studio and individual apartments.

The site slopes down to the river therefore in order to work with the existing levels and minimize retaining walks, a stepped floor solution was selected. Liaison with the local highways department was also required because one retaining wall  provides support to the adjacent roadway.

A modular pre-cast concrete superstructure solution was chosen to suit the repetitive floor layouts. Cundall designed the podium areas for plant and conference/entertainment spaces where larger open areas were required.

The acoustics team provided acoustic advice on the proposed constructions and details for separating social and sleeping areas.

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About us

Established in the UK 40 years ago, Cundall has developed into an international multi-disciplinary consultancy operating from over 20 locations across the globe.