Brandauer Student Village

Rame Consulting Limited is currently appointed to act as Project Manager for the development of Brandauer Student Village located in Birmingham. The scheme will be built on what was formerly the old Brandauer Works factory – a Grade II listed pen factory that has been derelict since 2000. The scheme aims to be opened for the start of the 2022 academic year.

The scheme provides 335 units comprising 180 studio apartments and 156 bedroom clusters.

The scheme also benefits from many high quality amenity spaces, including a dining area and party room, a cinema space, a gym, and study rooms.

Students can also benefit from outdoor spaces such as a central courtyard and a mix of green space and external dining.

Rame led the technical team through pre purchase due diligence which resulted in proposed amendments to the original permitted scheme. The procurement system selected recognises the challenges of working with a heritage asset as well as the delivery of new sections of the development within reasonably constrained site.

Kingston Road, New Malden

Rame Consulting were appointed by McLaren Property as Project Manager for the development of this new Student Accommodation building in the Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames.

This scheme was located on the site of a 1970’s office building and an Edwardian public house. The key to success was the early demolition of existing structures and the removal of ground obstructions prior to the appointment of the main contractor.

The development was comprised of cluster apartments. The development also incorporated a significant level of amenity space, including meeting spaces, film viewing areas and a gym.

Greenwich

Rame Consulting Limited was appointed by McLaren Property to act as its technical lead for the development of a student accommodation building in Greenwich.

Daniel Defoe Hall was developed as a forward funded project for the University of Greenwich funded by LGIM. The accommodation comprises a mix of cluster apartment, twin apartment and studios. The scheme also included a large refectory area which was developed and fitted out to the University’s specific requirements.

The development was part of a wider regeneration development known as The Movement. Therefore, careful liaison was required with the overall mixed use developer in terms of site logistics and connection to central shared utilities.

Careful liaison was required with the overall mixed use developer in terms of site logistics and connection to central shared utilities.

Twerton Mill, Bath

Rame Consulting Limited was appointed to act as technical advisor to McLaren Property for the development of student accommodation at Twerton Mill, Bath. The scheme included highly speficied external elevation using local stone along with high quality roof surfaces so as to meet the requirements of the local authority for development within Bath City Council area.

The scheme is located on a brownfield site bounded by the River Avon to the north, listed buildings to both the east and the west and a main arterial commuter route to the south.

Close liaison with the operations team was used to refine the specification, and to allow design to develop with recognition of operations as a central focus for the team.

The scheme was comprised of both cluster rooms and studios. Townhouses were also part of the room mix.
The heritage of the site was an important element of design, not only in terms of wall and roof materials, but also in terms of the views into the site from the opposite side of the River Avon.

Cumberland Place, Southampton

Rame Consulting Limited was appointed as Project Manager for the redevelopment of an office site in Southampton by the client – a Joint Venture between Apache Captial Partners and Investra Capital Partners. The role included the procurement of the demolition and ground clearance of the existing building, and the design, procurement and construction of the new student building.

The permitted scheme was adjusted to provide roof terraces and relocation of student amenity space at both ground and roof level. The building interiors were designed to deliver the highest standards of both bedrooms and common spaces in the Southampton market.

The key to success of the project was the delivery of site demolition and clearance along with piling as a separate works package prior to the commencement of the main contract.

The scheme had a combination of cluster bedrooms and studios.

The aspect of the development overlooking Watts Park has been used to enhance the student experience including the delivery of a roof terrace and lounge on the top floor of the building.

The quality of the amenity space was key to the student experience. Interior design, including the selection of internal finishes, was undertaken by Naomi Cleaver and integrated into the over architectural design by the scheme architect O’Connell East Architects.

The quality of the amenity space was key to the student experience.
Interior design, including the selection of internal finishes, was undertaken by Naomi Cleaver and integrated into the over architectural design by the scheme architect O’Connell East Architects.

The Brickworks, Hallfield Road, York

Rame Consulting Limited was appointed as Project Manager for a new student accommodation scheme comprising 328 beds in a mixture of clusters and studios. The building was developed on a brownfield site and our role included undertaking a review of available technical due diligence information from the vendor prior to purchase of the land. The building was constructed using a primary steel frame solution with insitu concrete floors and brick elevations.

This scheme comprised 328 rooms configured as studios and cluster bedrooms. The scheme was delivered in three blocks around a central garden area.

The building was developed using a steel frame solution with traditional cavity construction.
The building was delivered in summer 2016 – it was critical to deliver rooms for the new academic year.
The development was forward sold and is now marketed by the new owner under the iQ banner.

Fitzalan

Rame Consulting Limited was appointed as Project Manager for the extension and repurposing of an existing campus of office buildings to become a high quality student accommodation set of buildings. The role included appointing a team for the pre purchase technical due diligence to establish risk and mitigation strategies, and to assist the client in setting off costs of those risks from the purchase price of the office asset. The scheme included extending the office buildings vertically by 1 or 2 storeys; and the provision of high quality amenity space over an area of approximately 3,000 sq.ft. at Ground Floor including a cinema room and “come dine with me” space.

The scheme comprised 100% studios. Amenity space for the students was considered key in attracting residents.

Amenity space included high quality contemporary lounge areas, a library/reading zone, study space, a gym and “come dine with me” space.

Dedicated rooms were provided within the amenity suite for music rehearsal and separate space for games consoles.

A screening space was created for students allowing film nights catering for over 20 people.

Amenity space for the students was considered key in attracting residents.
Amenity space included high quality contemporary lounge areas, a library/reading zone, study space, a gym and “come dine with me” space.

Paul Street

Rame Consulting Limited was appointed by Reining Limited to act as Project Manager for the development of Paul Street East Student Accommodation. The client entity was a joint venture between McLaren Properties and Apache Capital Partners. The Rame role included the review of existing site reports and the identification of additional site investigations needed to complete pre purchase technical Due Diligence. The role then extended into the management of the appointment of the design team, the discharge of pre commencement planning conditions, the amendment of the planning permission to meet the needs of the developed design, the development of tender stage information, procurement of the works through a Design and Build Contract, and acting as client project manager throughout the delivery process. The key to success was the need to manage a large number of third party issues with the site; including 44 party wall awards, obtaining scaffold and oversailing licenses, and the relocation of a network substation on site during construction whilst maintaining 100% capacity into the local High Voltage (HV) network.

Sustainability features include PV and Gas fired CHP.

The success of the scheme was dependent upon the careful management of a number of third party issues including the removal and replacement of a network substation, a large number of party wall awards, scaffold licenses and oversailing agreements.

The scheme included a significant amount of high quality amenity space including areas for study, a gym and extensive garden areas.
The scheme provided a diverse range of rooms for students including studios, twodios, and two bedroom apartments.