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Coventry Scheme Eden Square is Now Open

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Construction work on a new purpose-built student accommodation development has completed.

The project involved the conversion of Grade 2 listed buildings alongside the construction of two new blocks by Clegg Construction for the developer Kier Property.

Located on the former Coventry and Warwickshire Hospital site, Eden Square was designed by DLA Architecture.

The £16m project consists of 344 beds across four buildings, with the site also equipped with a gym, common room, cinema, private dining suite, launderettes and much more.

Commenting on the build, Dave Swift, contracts manager at Clegg Construction, said: "This was a really interesting project thanks to the combination of Grade II listed buildings and brand-new construction, so we're delighted to have completed the project and see students moving in."

"Working with listed buildings provides its own challenges, particularly as the project was largely built during lockdown, however we're really proud of the end result and we're sure that Eden Square will be a place that its residents are thrilled to live in."

Funding for the development was provided by AIG Investments, with the site being managed by Fresh.