Project completed in June 2017.
The development comprises 214 student bedrooms in a mix of cluster flats and studios (including accessible rooms).
Gilltown selected an expert team of consultants to help them work with the council and community to deliver the best possible development.
An accredited firm of Accommodation Managers with a proven track record in the industry has been appointed for the Kepier Court scheme.
The development site is to the north of Bakehouse Lane and to the west of Mayorswell Close, Durham. The site is less than a kilometre from the main campus of Durham University and the main shopping areas within the City. The site falls steeply along a south / north axis with a level change of approximately 7.5m from Bakehouse Lane to the northern site boundary.
The development for Kepier Court is a carefully considered student accommodation scheme which developed a redundant brownfield site while remaining sensitive to Kepier House, the site itself and the surrounding context - both suburban and historical.
The configuration of the scheme has been generated in response to a number of factors, principally:
The refurbishment of Kepier House
Existing site topography
Immediate residential context
The development comprises of 214 new bedspaces in total across the site. The accommodation has been provided through the construction of new buildings and the conversion of Kepier House.
The scheme will provide approximately 2,500m2 of amenity space, which integrates existing trees and planting with new hard and soft landscaped areas. The focal point of the scheme is a central courtyard garden area in front of Kepier House.