HG Construction appointed to Studio Hive’s Bristol PBSA scheme 

The development will form part of the regeneration of land off Silverthorne Lane, in Bristol’s Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone (TQEZ).

Plot 6 Silverthorne Lane student accommodation development in Bristol. Studio Hive appoints HG Construction as main contractor | PBSA News
Plot 6 Silverthorne Lane student accommodation development in Bristol. Studio Hive appoints HG Construction as main contractor.

HG Construction has been chosen by developer Studio Hive as the main contractor on a new purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) scheme in Bristol. Studio Hive is working in partnership with Far East Orchard, Woh Hup and Atlas Land who acquired the site in June 2022 as part of the wider Silverthorne Lane masterplan.  

Silverthorne Lane Plot 6 will deliver 706 student rooms including cluster bedrooms and studio rooms along with amenity spaces. TQEZ, which the scheme is a part of, will see c.£375m being invested into residential, student accommodation and commercial developments, as well as a new comprehensive school. 

“We have been involved in the Silverthorne Lane Masterplan for numerous years and it is now very exciting to have HG Construction on board and delivering a great new piece of regeneration for this part of Bristol. Our partners Far East Orchard, Woh Hup and Atlas Land are equally excited about this new PBSA scheme, which is acting as a catalyst for private investment in the TQEZ.”

Jason Collard, Managing Director (MD), Studio HIVE Ltd

The new PBSA scheme will be split over four blocks ranging from five to 15 storeys, with blocks being interconnected in pairs. A landscaped external courtyard at the centre of the buildings will provide an important meeting place for students, with sports and games facilities along with quieter areas for relaxation.  

HG Construction will be self-delivering the piling and prefabricated utility cupboards on this scheme, securing quality and programme benefits for the client. 

“We are delighted to be involved in the regeneration of the Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone. This is our first scheme for Studio Hive and it’s a pleasure to be working in partnership with them on this landmark PBSA development.

“With a carefully thought-out design which will benefit the local community and enhance the student experience, the scheme will make a very positive addition to Silverthorne Lane. As our first scheme in Bristol, we’re looking forward to getting to know the local area and will maximise opportunities for local employment and community engagement throughout the construction of this project.” 

Adam Quinn, CEO, HG Construction

The scheme is well located for the nearby Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus, alongside transport hubs, and will benefit from the proposed improvements to pedestrian and cycle connections through Silverthorne Lane to the wider Temple Quarter.  It is expected to complete in 2026.