Number of Floors：5
Number of Modules：115
Number of Bedrooms：191
Based on the success of Holiday Inn Express London Excel project, CIMC MBS has developed long term partnership with Bricks Capital, who is also the investor of this Glassworks student accommodation project. CIMC MBS utilize innovative modular building technology and diverse range of design ensuring layouy, facilities, quality are tailored to achieve the expectation of university students.
This project is located in the heart of Newcastle, which is one of the most popular cities in England. The building is 5 levels high, consisted of 115 units and 192 rooms. There are 3 different types of rooms, including clusters (15㎡), studios (20㎡) and accessible rooms (30㎡). Common rooms and public kitchen are equipped to exceed students' daily need.
Due to the historical context of this site (an old glass factory) the project architects were challenged with the requirement to reflect the industrial environment. In order to achieve this traditional masonry brickwork was combined with a more contemporary panellised facade treatment. Due to the inherent strength within each volumetric CIMC module it was possible to support not only all types of building envelope but also a number of oriel and bay windows to maintain the architectural integrity of the approved design.