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Durham 01Work has started on site to build over 200 new beds of student accommodation in Durham according to Durham-based consulting engineers.

Located in Durham City Conservation area the new development for specialist property developers Gilltown Ltd, will transform a former prison – Kepier House and redevelop the redundant brownfield site at Kepier Court into carefully considered student accommodation.

Avoca Consulting Engineers are providing detailed Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing design services  -working alongside Robertson Group and Intersect Architects once again, following the successful design delivery of Clavering Place another new student accommodation development for Gilltown Ltd in Newcastle.

Managing Director, Mark Hooper said:   “It is great to be involved in this local scheme.  Much of our current work is throughout the UK and we are thrilled to have been appointed on yet another regional development, especially when it follows-on from the successful collaboration with an existing design team.  This not only further strengthens working relationships but also strengthens our shared knowledge and experiences to deliver a high quality service.”

 The development is programmed for completion in Summer 2017.