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

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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.

Cartwright Gardens, University of London

Cartwright Gardens, University of London

Cundall has been appointed by University Partnerships Programme as part of the design team for a student accommodation scheme in central London.  The two year construction programme commenced on site in summer 2014.

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Peel Park Quarter Student Village - Salford University

University of Salford’s Peel Park Quarter

Salford University student residential project is a new 1,350 bed project located at the Peel Park campus which is 3km west of Manchester city centre. Cundall provided acoustic, civil, structural and geotechnical engineering services for this new build project.

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Urbanest, Cleveland Street

Urbanest, Cleveland Street

Cundall provided concept ESD consultancy services for this exciting new 400+ room student accommodation development in the heart of Sydney designed to meet best practice sustainable design standards.

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Our people sit at the very heart of what we do at Cundall. Our mission is to provide great opportunities for great people, create fantastic built environments and leave a positive legacy for our communities.

It is the knowledge and expertise of our people which helps us to do this; our commitment to recruiting and nurturing great talent is what has made us successful for the last 40 years and it remains critical to our future plans.

At Cundall, we place special importance on our early careers professionals (graduates, apprentices, interns and more), understanding that they are the future of our business and the key to our long-term, sustainable growth. 

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Cundall's expertise extends to all major markets, so we have a deep understanding of the specific issues, constraints and opportunities facing our clients' market sectors.

Our team of creative engineers draw on our accumulated knowledge to devise the best possible solutions for your project in a fully integrated and cost-effective way.

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.