Uliving and Central Saint Martins collaborate to examine the future of student accommodation

September 03rd 2015

Uliving, the student accommodation consortium comprising Bouygues Development and Derwent Living, and Central Saint Martins have collaborated on a project looking at the evolution of student accommodation.

Beyond Dwelling saw students from the BA Architecture: Spaces & Objects programme at Central Saint Martins put forward proposals of what student accommodation might look like in the near-term future, examining themes such as micro-living, social interaction, linking universities with the neighbourhoods around them, the potential for live/work typologies, and sustainability.

The entries were judged by a panel from Uliving, Bouygues UK and Central Saint Martins and the winning and commended entries were displayed yesterday evening at The Crossing in Granary Square, King’s Cross.

outside communal University of Hertfordshire

Nicolas Guérin, Managing Director of Uliving, said:

“At Uliving, we are always striving to improve our projects to deliver the very best developments for the institutions we work with and the best possible experience for the student communities who live in them. This project is a natural extension of our research and development activity in this fast-moving sector. Engaging with talented young individuals with fresh ideas and direct, recent experience of student living has given us a new perspective on student accommodation and we have been very impressed with the ideas put forward.”

Mel Dodd, Programme Director for Spatial Practices at Central Saint Martins, said:

“Purpose-built student accommodation is increasingly popular amongst students and, more and more, tends to provide service and experiences that are beyond the pure provision of accommodation, expanding to cater to different aspects of the students’ social and cultural patterns. This fascinating project has enabled students to use their creativity, research and technical skills, as well as their own experience of student living, to create thorough and original proposals for the team at Uliving and Bouygues UK.”


Image: Students enjoying university facilities

Category: Development news
Tags: Bouygues Development, Central Saint Martins, Derwent Living, Nicolas Guerin, Student Accommodation, student accommodation consortium, Uliving, University of Hertfordshire