Before it was acquired by Luxury Student Homes in 2019, 16 Grinfield St, a small block of flats built in the 1960’s, was in urgent need of investment and modernisation. Situated close to the city centre and university campuses, this building was ideal for redevelopment into a range of modern, stylish flats catering to groups of different sizes.
By incorporating previously unutilized external space surrounding the building, LSH Developments were able to quickly convert the building to include 18 individual flats with a total of 71 bedrooms. These include one-bed studios, plus 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8-bed flats enabling the building to cater for the most popular group sizes.
Inspection revealed that the original building was structurally sound and would not need to be demolished and fully rebuilt. This meant that building work could start while students were still living in the property removing the need to have the building fully vacant at any stage of the refurbishment program. Initial work involved constructing 2 new build wings to either side of the existing building, then adding an additional floor before finally wrapping the building as a whole in a new Zinc façade to achieve a contemporary, stylish look to complete the project.
Completed in under 18 months, the project was finished in time for the 2020/21 academic year when it achieved full occupancy. After the development, Grinfield St has achieved a much higher valuation than its previous form and is now one of the most popular developments with students in the Luxury Student Homes portfolio.