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Construction on New Nottingham Scheme Underway

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The construction of a new £5 million luxury student accommodation development in Nottingham is now underway.

Located in Derby Road, once built, the PBSA will provide 57 luxury studios, as well as ground floor commercial space.

Construction has already started, with Dice working on the scheme since its inception last year. Company director Wayne Oaks said: "The Nest is a bespoke, student accommodation which has been designed with international students in mind, incorporating the latest in studio design, great communal facilities and all in an amazing location"

The project is based right in the heart of Nottingham and will have fantastic transport links and close connections to the city centre and the university.

Mr Oaks added: "One of the key design challenges associated with this development related to the client's wish for the building to incorporate both a masonry and timber frame superstructure which, for a five-storey building, presented numerous design complications associated with disproportionate collapse."

"In addition to this the project delivery team also faced interesting challenges during the early stages of the project due to experiencing poor ground conditions, which impacted upon the piled foundation solution and the contiguous piled retaining structure which was installed to support the public highway of Wollaton Street at the rear of the site."

Nottingham has experienced an influx in planning applications in recent months, with more than 5,000 PBSA beds in the supply pipeline.