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  • £7.9m

    Contract value

  • Sustainable

    build

  • summer 2020

    completion



HIGHLIGHTS

  • First phase of Oakland College’s £62million redevelopment to transform their St Albans campus.
  • Provides residential accommodation for up to 80 students and two on-site wardens
  • To ensure that the new building is in line with the College’s eco-friendly commitment, the building uses natural ventilation alongside sustainable underfloor heating which uses a ground source heat pump.

First phase of Oakland College’s £62m redevelopment to transform their St Albans campus. The Homestead building provides residential accommodation for up to 80 students as well as two on-site wardens. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms, and the development also has four disabled-accessible rooms.

Located on the west side of the campus, it also includes a large car park adjacent to the Homestead.

The Homestead building boasts two large communal areas, two shared kitchens and underfloor heating, with access to the building via a swipe-card entry system. There will be a dedicated recreational area with a basketball court at the rear of the building.

To ensure that the new building is in line with the College’s eco-friendly commitment, the building uses natural ventilation alongside sustainable underfloor heating which uses a ground source heat pump.

During the build, Willmott Dixon has worked closely with the college to ensure that their construction students utilise having a live construction on their doorstep and learn as much as possible from the team on site.