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Project Award: Strawberry Place, Newcastle

Wates Construction has awarded Speedclad the £2.8million contract for design, installation and management of the cladding and curtain walling facade on this new Vita Student development.

This 10-storey student accommodation development is the first phase of a £71million scheme near St. James' Park in Newcastle, with proposals underway to add a hotel and office block in the later phases. This initial phase alone is worth c. £30million and will provide 331 beds, incorporating a number of 5-bedroom cluster apartments and 271 studios, plus a large social hub. This is the latest Vita Student development, a branch under Select Property Group, which specialises in delivering all-inclusive student accommodation with a focus on building student communities.

Speedclad's integrated facade package includes aluminium composite (ACM) rainscreen cladding, curtain walling, windows, doors and louvres.

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