Mansell to build student accommodation tower in London

25 October 2011 (Last Updated October 25th, 2011 18:30)

Mansell has won a £40m contract to build a student accommodation building called Urbanest in central London, UK, as part of the 67-acre King's Cross Central development.

Mansell has won a £40m contract to build a student accommodation building called Urbanest in central London, UK, as part of the 67-acre King’s Cross Central development.

The building will have 657 student bedrooms across 196 units arranged in clusters, with shared living spaces and kitchens or self-contained studios.

The building will also include 356m2 of retail space, common rooms, roof terraces, laundry facilities and a management suite.

The building is designed to offer carbon savings and achieve a BREEAM Excellent rating.

The project is slated to be completed by the 2013/14 academic year.