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Towering achievement in Derby

A multi-million pound student apartment complex for Derby Uni, now one of the city's tallest buildings, has been completed by Clegg Construction

Posted by Julian Owen | August 20, 2018 | Bricks & mortar

Clegg Construction has finished building a nine-storey student accommodation complex on behalf of the University of Derby. Standing 26 metres tall, it comprises 244 bedrooms, plus communal areas including kitchens and dining spaces.

The building, for developers Jensco, is based next door to the University’s Law School.

As part of a Section 106 agreement, Clegg Construction fulfilled various planning obligations to support the local area.

These included: 120 apprentices either visiting or working on the site through links with Derby Skillbuild and CT Skills; supporting the local supply chain with approximately £450,000 spent within one mile of the build; 16 students from the University of Derby visited the site and were given a floor-by-floor tour; Clegg Construction staff visited the University of Derby to deliver a lecture; and 96 per cent of waste was recycled. Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service were also allowed supervised access to the site for a series of training exercises.

Tram tracks and cobbles dating back to the 1800s were reinstated in Short Street, next to the building, after being carefully removed.

The Leader of Derby City Council, Councillor Chris Poulter, said: “Working with Clegg Construction has presented an excellent opportunity for our local residents to access quality training, work experience and apprenticeship roles, and they have gained skills that will help them to be able to compete successfully in the labour market and secure jobs.”

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