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Leading mechanical and electrical consultants Avoca Consulting Engineers will soon be celebrating the completion of the new purpose built student accommodation on a historical site in Newcastle.

The development at Clavering Place, named Roman House has transClavering Montageformed the historic and disused site located adjacent to Newcastle Central Station creating a new residence for over 209 students.

Built on the site of a collapsed chapel the dilapidated area has been archaeologically investigated with a rewarding number of interesting Roman remains and artefacts discovered, further preserving the rich history of the area.

Avoca Consulting Engineers provided detailed Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing design services on the stylish seven-storey building, consisting of a mix of cluster flats of 5 and 6 bedrooms, and studios.

Each cluster has a dedicated kitchen/lounge/dining room and all rooms are generously sized with en suite shower pods. The accommodation is targeted at post graduates, international students and returning students.

The scheme was designed by local architects Intersect Architects on behalf of Gilltown Ltd with Robertson Group as the appointed contractor.  The successful design delivery has led to the re-appointment of the entire design and  construction team on another exciting student accommodation development in Durham for Gilltown Ltd.

In appreciation of the areas historical merit, the building’s facade features a large illuminated Roman mural, commemorating the sites history and creating a unique landmark viewed by passing trains from Newcastle Central Station.

Managing Director, Mark Hooper said:   “This has been an exciting and rewarding scheme to be involved which has brought life back to an historical area of Newcastle which had been forgotten.

The appointment of the design and construction team on another development for Gilltown Ltd is testament to our commitment to quality and the effort of the teams involved”.

Properties are now ready to let to students with an official opening ceremony to be held on Wednesday, 22 June 2016.