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196 bed Aberdeen student housing scheme completes

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September 6 2016

196 bed Aberdeen student housing scheme completes
Kier Construction have completed a 196 bed student housing complex at Powis Place, Aberdeen, just in time for the start of the new academic year.

Final additions to the build include commissioned artworks from students at the University of Dundee, and a sculpture – titled “A wrapped parcel of books” carved from a piece of Aberdeen granite by renowned Northumbrian artist Fred Watson.

David Campbell, managing director of Alumno Developments, said: “We are really pleased to have been able to work with art students from the University of Dundee, and commission new works from them which now add valuable character to the communal spaces inside 2 Powis Place.

“Fred Watson is a renowned sculptor, who works extensively in granite having won a granite-carving Fellowship at the Scottish Sculpture Workshop in 1991. It’s only appropriate that the academically-themed wrap parcel of books which will become a focal at Powis Place is carved from Aberdeen granite.”

Designed by Carson & Partners, previously delivered a 174 bed student scheme at Dumbarton Road, Glasgow, the scheme sits opposite another block by GWP Architecture, which has just moved on-site.
A range of on-site facilities and amenities are provided
A range of on-site facilities and amenities are provided
The property is 70 per cent pre-let with three weeks to go till the start of the new academic year
The property is 70 per cent pre-let with three weeks to go till the start of the new academic year

The scheme aims to elevate the standard of student accommodation in the city
The scheme aims to elevate the standard of student accommodation in the city

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