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Brimms Construction

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CRM Student - Glassworks

David Phillips Contract were contracted by Brimms Construction last year to design supply and install  79 studio bedrooms at the Glassworks – Newcastle’s new central purpose built student accommodation block.

Glassworks opened in September 2015 and is already fast becoming the popular choice with new and existing students

This student accommodation tower is spread across five blocks with distinctive names that reflect the heritage of the site, being a former glass works which is set around a private courtyard. The development features a mixture of en-suite student rooms and self-contained studios.

The Glassworks was a unique project which took on a different construction method with three of these blocks being constructed from shipping container pods, which were built in China, and arrived on site completely fitted out as bedrooms and bathrooms.  While David Phillips headed up the traditional bedroom and kitchen installation of the remaining two blocks.

Investor appetite for student accommodation has taken a further step forward in Newcastle and is set to continue with new accommodation being built for 2016/17 and beyond.