AWA have been appointed to carry out the Building Services design package for the new student accommodation alongside the University of Essex at Avon Way, Colchester.
The six blocks of highly appointed studio accommodation for 152 students includes a central Hub building with social, study and administration areas.
The developer is keen to embrace the benefit of innovation, including offsite construction and low carbon technologies. AWA carried out studies to support RIBA Stage 1 decisions on Sustainability Aspirations ensuring both the commercial and environmental benefits are understood and optimised.
AWA are currently working closely with the developer and wider Design Team to ensure the tight project timeframes and building performance targets are met.