ABW have recently completed Chancellors Court South, a further phase of student accommodation for Edge Hill University, Ormskirk. This is response to rising student numbers and demand for on site accommodation. The £9m scheme was completed in less than 30 weeks, providing 240 en-suite bedrooms and several bespoke accessible bedrooms.
The scheme is sited alongside a lake and beach previously designed by ABW, completing a student village to the expanding Eastern Campus. Accommodation is split into 3 blocks over 3 and 4 storeys, grouped around a sheltered central courtyard. Bedrooms are arranged in groups of 8, each sharing a kitchen, living, dining area.
Large windows in the bedrooms and kitchens create light welcoming rooms and reduce requirements for artificial lighting. Traditional masonry construction and high levels of insulation are used to reduce heat loss. Power is generated on site by adjacent academic buildings.