Multi-million pound student accommodation scheme handed over

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A multi-million pound student apartment complex has been completed by Clegg Construction for developer Jensco on behalf of University of Derby.

The nine-storey high block, in Agard Street, stands at 26-metres tall and comprises of 244 bedrooms and communal areas.

There is provision for cycle parking outside, landscaping and pedestrian access points from Agard Street.

The accommodation is based next door to the University of Derby’s Law School, which is situated in the One Friar Gate Square building, also built by Clegg Construction.

Tram tracks and cobbles dating back to the 1800s have also been reinstated in Short Street, next to the building, after being carefully removed.

Photographs, site plans, survey data, a detailed report and measurements of the tram tracks and cobbles were used to reinstall them towards the end of the build in order to preserve part of Derby’s heritage.

Nigel Bobroff, Chief Executive of Jensco, said “Clegg Construction have done a fantastic job in delivering our latest development for the University of Derby, both on time and on budget.  It has been a pleasure to work with them again.”

The Leader of Derby City Council, Councillor Chris Poulter said: “Working with Clegg Construction has presented an excellent opportunity for our local residents to access quality training, work experience and apprenticeship roles and they have gained skills that will help them to be able to compete successfully in the labour market and secure jobs.”

Simon Blackburn, Managing Director of Clegg Construction, said: “We are delighted to have been involved with two landmark buildings in Derby, One Friar Gate Square and the student flats complex next door.