Westcombe House Student Accommodation – Greenwich, London
Bowman Riley provided architecture and interior design on Westcombe House, a new student accommodation project in the Greenwich area of London for our existing client, Linden Hill in the Greenwich area of London.
When our team became involved, planning permission had already been obtained for a four-storey apartment building. Our brief was to ensure that the development achieved the best value for our client. We amended the designs to convert the scheme into a 61-bedroom premium student accommodation, maximising the building’s footprint.
We resubmitted the project for planning approval, and a student accommodation operator was brought on board.
After exploring traditional and modern construction methods, we proposed that the scheme be developed as a modular building to ensure speed of construction to enable it to be completed in time for the start of the new academic year. Our team was novated to the modular contractor, QB Technology to deliver the technical package.
Our interior designers created a home-away-from-home for the students providing welcoming, social and comfortable spaces. Student wellbeing was a key driver offering spaces out of their bedrooms to socialise, a meeting room for group work, a library zone and an area for quiet working.
We produced designs for the communal areas with spatial plans, high-quality CGIs and photo-realistic renders for a gym, gaming room, cinema, working area, living area and dining room. The spaces were designed to be practical and flexible and able to be reconfigured. We separated the main library and living area into two rooms with a retractable wall to allow the hiring of the two private spaces.
If you are interested in renting this property, visit the CRM Student Accommodation website.