Alumno completes All Saints Green

Photo: Alumno completes All Saints Green

On Thursday 10 September London based student housing developer Alumno formally handed over the £11 million All Saints Green to the Norwich University of the Arts.  Students will move in to the development from Saturday 12th September.

Located adjacent to Norwich Bus Station on the corner of Queens Road and Bull Lane, All Saints Green will provide accommodation for 228 students with gardens and a landscaped square.  The adjacent Grade II Listed No 50 building is being refurbished and will open soon as a yoga studio and café, complete with a pocket park open to the public.  It is an ideal location for student housing, as it’s within easy walking distance of the University.

Other facilities at the development include:

  • Eighth floor common room, The Reading Room with stunning views of Norwich
  • Seven accessible apartments with disabled access parking
  • High speed WIFI throughout
  • Ground floor reception featuring art works by Norwich University of the Arts graduates
  • Built to BREEAM Very Good rating
  • Brompton Bike Hire for both student and public use
  • Green roofs to attract wildlife
  • Special rainwater capture system in the landscaping to minimise use of mains water

Norwich University of the Arts has taken an exclusive 21 year nominations agreement on the development and it will be managed by Derwent Facilities Management.

Angela Robson, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Norwich University of the Arts said:  “We are delighted with All Saints Green; the excellent facilities have been designed and built to a very high standard and the attention to sustainability is in-keeping with the University’s own ethos.  We know our students are going to love living here.”

David Campbell, managing director, Alumno Developments said:  “This is our first development in Norwich and we are proud to have worked with the local community, Norwich University of the Arts and its students from the start.  By creating the public park and yoga studio, and Brompton Bike Hire, as well as the student homes, we hope the whole community will benefit.”

Morgan Sindall was the main contractor on the development.  Gavin Napper, area director for Morgan Sindall, said: “We’re very pleased to have successfully delivered the All Saints Green project for Alumno Developments.  This was a high-profile scheme which challenged us due its tight, urban location in the city centre, but our team and our great network of local subcontractors and suppliers managed the situation with real proficiency and we’re pleased to be handing over this exciting project on time and on budget.  The development drew on the expertise of a number of Norwich-based companies and we’re privileged to be able to work with such strong local suppliers and contractors.”

The handover was covered by the Eastern Daily Press.