Winvic completes 10,000 bed milestone

Winvic celebrates a multi-room milestone as the company completes 10,000 beds following the delivery of Crown Place Nottingham.

Crown Place Nottingham student accommodation scheme | PBSA News
Crown Place Nottingham student accommodation scheme.

Main contractor Winvic Construction Ltd reaches a significant milestone, completing 10,000 multi-room beds following the completion of the Crown Place Nottingham purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) scheme.

Winvic delivered the first 235 rooms to Crown Student Living in time for the start of the 2023/24 academic year, a further 109 beds in October, and now all 426 beds have been completed.

Inside the six-storey building, Winvic constructed and fitted out 230 studios and 196 cluster flats, 300 sq ft of dining rooms and 4,300 sq ft shared social spaces, including a gym and cinema, karaoke, games and ping pong rooms. A hybrid reinforced concrete frame approach was used, so large portions of the PBSA scheme’s frame was pre-cast off site.

A total of 29 projects across PBSA, Build to Rent and hotels contribute to Winvic’s milestone. Also contributing to the total of 10,280 completed multi-room beds are two Build to Rent schemes which had handovers in Q4 2023.

During construction of the Crown Place Nottingham PBSA scheme, a brick slip cladding system was utilised on the façade, with aged red bricks complementing the surrounding architecture and closely matching those used in the neighbouring former Nottingham tram depot.

Winvic’s site and social value teams collaborated throughout the PBSA project and S106 employment and skills conditions set out by the local authority were exceeded.

Employment, training and on-site work experience placements were given to local people and Winvic team members volunteered at Stonebridge City Farm, which delivers skill learning opportunities to over 150 local residents each week, many of whom have mental health challenges or learning disabilities. 

“This significant milestone of 10,000 beds completed by Winvic across 29 PBSA, Build to Rent and hotel projects, plus our extraordinary growth in the sector over the last six years stands as a clear testament to our unwavering dedication to residential excellence and innovation.

“Crown Place Nottingham, which has just been handed over and takes us 280 beds over the momentous figure, is an excellent example of this. We have not only used digital design but also taken a hybrid approach to the concrete frame construction, whereby off-site casting has provided factory-controlled quality and enabled a faster programme. This is our first project for Crown Student Living and our second – Crown Place Birmingham – will be complete towards the end of 2025; our relationship has grown from strength to strength so I hope we can deliver more vibrant PBSA schemes in partnership in the coming years.”

Mark Jones, Director of Multi-room, Winvic

Mark has also taken Winvic’s sector turnover from £30min 2017 to £230m. During this time, the team has increased from 10 to 130 people. The company focused initial delivery on PBSA projects and has harnessed the strength found within its core values – The Winvic Way.