Topping out ceremony for Derby’s nine story student scheme

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The multimillion-pound student accommodation development in Derby, being built by Clegg Construction, has just held its official topping out ceremony after reaching its highest structural point.

The topping out ceremony saw representatives from Clegg Construction and Jensco (Derby) joined by Sigmat/PAW Structures, who designed the building’s steel frame. The party also included guests from RPS and Cunniff Design, who are all involved in the building’s construction. Representatives from University of Derby and Marketing Derby were also present.

Located in Derby’s Friar Gate quarter the nine-storey building which is due to be completed in time for new 2018/19 academic year, will provide 244 bedrooms for students of the University of Derby.

Rooms will be based around a series of communal areas featuring kitchen, dining and lounge areas, eight of which are fully accessible for wheelchair users. Additional features include ground floor common room areas with reception and three lifts.

Simon Blackburn, Managing Director of Clegg Construction, said: “The building is in a prominent position and has caught the attention of many due to the tower crane above the Derby skyline for months.