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BRITANNIA MILLS


  • BRITANNIA MILLS OFFERS MODERN AND WELCOMING STUDENT ACCOMMODATION IN HUDDERSFIELD. OUR FULL INTERNAL REMODELLING HAS TRANSFORMED THE 1860S INDUSTRIAL MILL BUILDING, WHICH WAS PREVIOUSLY USED AS COUNCIL OFFICES, INTO 30 STUDENT BEDROOMS IN SIX FAMILY-LIKE CLUSTER FLATS.

    AHR WAS APPOINTED TO ACT AS LEAD CONSULTANT/DESIGNER, CONTRACT ADMINISTRATOR AND CLIENT ADVISOR. OUR GEOMATIC CONSULTANCY TEAM ALSO UNDERTOOK A SCAN TO BIM OF THE SITE IN THE EARLY PHASES OF THE PROJECT, PRODUCING AN ACCURATE 3D MODEL FOR THE DESIGN TEAM TO WORK FROM.

  • The project brief required the existing office accommodation to be converted into 30 student bedrooms, split into six cluster flats over three storeys. Each flat was designed to contain five ensuite bedrooms and a furnished communal kitchen and lounge area (including washing machine, oven, fridge-freezer, dishwasher and dining table, plus wall-mounted TV, soft seating and coffee tables).

    Each of the bedrooms was designed to include ensuite facilities, a three-quarter sized bed, study space and storage space. They were also provided with high speed LAN and Wi-Fi connectivity, and connections to free-view TV, providing an environment suitable for study and relaxation.
  • Externally, a private courtyard was provided for socialising in the summer months, with secure bicycle storage and post boxes for individual rooms. Ensuring privacy and safety of occupants, the site is protected by secure entrances and CCTV.

    The project also included extensive refurbishment of the external fabric of the building, including a full re-roof, new windows throughout, stone repairs and re-pointing. Large feature window boxes were also added to the main façade and main entrance, distinguishing the building against similar facilities in close proximity.

    AHR worked closely with the client from the outset of the project to ensure a high standard of design and finish, with the facility surpassing the standard of student accommodation provided by alternative suppliers in the competitive Huddersfield Town Centre market.

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