Downshire House Student Accommodation

A series of new student accommodation buildings at the University of Roehampton, also known as Chadwick Hall. Skelly & Couch Ltd was appointed to provide full mechanical, electrical, public health and environmental services for the University of Roehampton on this design and build.

The project is to provide 210 student rooms within three buildings located adjacent to the Grade II*-listed 18th Century Downshire House within the Alton Conservation Area.

Strong features of the buildings include high levels of thermal insulation and airtightness and good levels of daylight. They will make use of a Combined Heat and Power system and a local district heating network. All of these factors contributed to the scheme meeting the London Plan’s 40% carbon reduction target and it being awarded a BREEAM Very Good Rating and an EPC rating of A.

The en-suite areas of the buildings were formed using pre-fabricated pods.

Skelly & Couch Ltd took the design to RIBA stage E and was then appointed by the contractor to complete the design.

A Regional Finalist in the 2018 Civic Trust Awards.