The £29.6m Ilderton Road scheme, which contains 250 beds, 58 affordable residential units and 12,500 sq ft of commercial space over the ground and first floors, is the first of Your Tribe’s student developments to reach this point; having received funding from Investec earlier in the year.
Your Tribe held a topping out ceremony to celebrate the milestone at South Bermondsey-based Ilderton Road, which was held on the roof of one of the new student apartment blocks and marked by the presentation of an engraved silver trowel by HG Construction.
“We are proud to celebrate this key milestone. It’s fantastic to see this exciting project on Ilderton Road come to life, working with HG Construction to deliver a scheme which not only addresses the need for new student accommodation in the area, but focuses on creating something that is beyond the current market with great communal spaces and vast private rooms.”Laurence Quail, Managing Director (MD), Your Tribe
Those in attendance were Adam Quinn, Chief Executive Officer of HG Construction, Laurence Quail, Managing Director of Your Tribe, John Clarke, Chairman of Your Tribe, and Duncan Palmer, Director of Student Housing at Your Tribe.
Adam, Laurence, John and Duncan were joined by other employees heavily involved in the development of the site – such as Russell Groves, Senior Project Manager at HG Construction and his team.
At the ceremony, one studio and one cluster show apartment, both with en-suite bathrooms alongside a communal kitchen were featured.
“It has been a pleasure to work collaboratively with the Your Tribe team at Ilderton Road, bringing their unique vision to life. This fantastic scheme will provide superior accommodation for students in an ideal location close to several leading universities, offering them an enhanced living experience. It’s been a big team effort to get to this point and the ceremony was a great opportunity to celebrate our progress and to enjoy stunning rooftop views across London in the process! It truly is a stand-out development, and we look forward to seeing the works progress further in the coming months.”Adam Quinn, Chief Executive Officer, HG Construction
Each apartment has a large desk area with room for both eating and working. The communal kitchen for the cluster apartment is spacious, with a large dining table, kitchen work surfaces and cupboards on either side, with two large windows creating a very sociable space for students.
Additional communal areas and study spaces will be provided as part of the development, and will encompass generous living spaces, offering residents a great environment to unwind and engage socially.
“Seeing the site at the topping out event and how far it has come is a fantastic achievement. We are very proud of the standard of accommodation we are setting for students and will continue this ethos throughout our future developments. It’s been a great partnership between us all and I hope that we can work on our growing portfolio in the future.”Duncan Palmer, Director of Student Housing, Your Tribe
Furthermore, there will be a collaborative study and presentation space, a gym with a dedicated yoga and wellness room, and a specially designated gaming room, and standard facilities such as a laundry room and bike storage.
The development is expected to be fully complete for the 2024/2025 academic year.