New Medlock House, Manchester, is owned and operated by Unite Students,providing student accommodation close to the city centre. It comprises 686 bedrooms, 6 studios, 562 ensuite bathrooms, 151 communal kitchens and 37 shared bathrooms.
The work encompassed two phases:
The first phase saw Fortis Vision turn a previous restaurant into a new communal area, complete with a reception, silent study space, music room, pool area, student welfare room, karaoke room and yoga area. It included a full mechanical, electrical and structural installation, bespoke joinery, and the installation of a curtain wall and auto-doors.
Two full planning applications were submitted by Fortis Vision on behalf of the client, including the energy initiative installation and an asset management initiative to create a further 21 bedrooms by splitting existing oversized kitchens, identified by Fortis Vision as a way to increase client revenue and add asset value to the building.