University of St Andrews, Albany Park Residential St Andrews, UK
The £68m project, which will be delivered by a joint venture between the University and Campus Living Villages, will comprise 754 rooms, with 50% being en suite, as well as an additional complementary student facilities building, located in East Sands.
The planned accommodation will be completed by July 2020 and has been designed within the East Sands Urban Design Framework, thoughtfully echoing the tradition of East Neuk towns by using traditional stone and gabled forms in a contemporary manner. Incorporating a central 'street' and with St Nicholas burn running through the midst of the residential campus, this challenging site will be transformed to offer high-quality student living in keeping with the profile of the University.
As well as student rooms, the design also comprises a student facilities building on the waterfront, which will host catering, study areas and a music room.
With the University of St Andrews undergoing an expansion programme, it requires world-class student accommodation that reflects its exceptional international profile. Sheppard Robson was briefed to create unique, strong designs that complemented the location, respected the local design framework and created outstanding modern living areas.
- University of St Andrews