Repair and investment for North East student halls
Powell Williams has been appointed to act as lead consultant for
the completion of external repairs to a 1930s student residence in
The 170,000 sq ft Stephenson Building forms part of Northumbria
University's student accommodation facility.
The contract will be delivered from Powell Williams Chester
office on behalf of the building's owners, Luxembourg based Unicity
Newcastle 1 Sarl, following their purchase of the property in
December 2010. The upgrade is the latest phase of works to
involve Powell Williams, following initial advice provided during
the original acquisition of the building in October 2009 by
The programme, which will take approximately 12 weeks, is
designed to repair exposed concrete which forms detailing on the
external brick structure, and arrest further decay.
partner for Powell Williams Chester office said: "It is always
prudent to plan ahead, and in this case a programme is being put in
place to repair the structure before long term problems emerge.
This type of project helps to safeguard the building as an
investment and maintain the performance of the property for the
Brian Welsh, from Knightsbridge
Student Housing Limited who instructed the repairs on behalf of
the owners, added: "Powell Williams' familiarity with the building
means a cost-effective and speedy solution for the company"
For more information about student housing visit - The
Student Housing Company.