Topping out ceremony marks milestone for Bath student accommodation scheme
Pictured: Eagle One Group Managing Director Paul Goodes places the last section of concrete.
A ‘topping out’ ceremony has marked an exciting milestone in the development of a new 203-bed student housing complex on the site of the former Pickfords warehouse on Lower Bristol Road in Bath.
Guests joined the site’s developer, Bristol and Exeter based property company Eagle One, and building contractor Speller Metcalfe to celebrate the last section of concrete being placed on the top floor.
The project involves the redevelopment of the former warehouse into two, four and five storey accommodation blocks, comprising largely of cluster flats offering shared kitchens and dining spaces, numerous flexible study and social areas and an on-site gym.
Paul Withers, Director at Eagle One commented: “This is a very exciting project for us. The Group has owned the site for 30 years, having developed the original building specifically for Pickfords.
Once complete, Aquila Court will be the largest single asset held in Eagle One’s increasingly diverse portfolio and the first one of our own schemes that we will have redeveloped.”
Jon Symons, Construction Director at Eagle One added: “Speller Metcalfe has successfully delivered a number of projects for the Eagle One group and we have enjoyed continuing that relationship on Aquila Court in the delivery of this landmark development, ready for the 2020/21 academic year.”
Andy Metcalfe, Joint Managing Director at Speller Metcalfe said: “Following the success of previous projects with the Eagle One group we are very pleased to have had the opportunity to work together once again on this fantastic new scheme and are delighted to reach this exciting milestone in the build.”
Aquila Court builds upon our extensive experience in both the further education and residential sectors and offers those living in Bath whilst at university a premium, high quality student accommodation choice.”