Preston Barracks | Scape Brighton | Student accommodation

Project:ff&e were appointed to supply the kitchens, loose and fitted furniture and accessories to 559 rooms

Development

Preston Barracks is one of Brighton’s largest-ever regeneration projects delivered by U+I in partnership with Brighton & Hove City Council and the University of Brighton. The Georgian army barracks had stood empty for twenty years before being transformed into a much-improved university campus and mixed-use neighbourhood.

Part of the development was the addition of Scape Student Living’s new purpose built student accommodation for the University of Brighton which is an exciting attraction for students who want to live on campus whilst studying. The 534 bed student accommodation has a range of room types including en suites, studios and two-bedroom apartments, all with access to great communal spaces including the gym, cinema room, library and craft rooms.

What we delivered

Project:ff&e were appointed to design, supply and install kitchens, loose and fitted furniture and accessories to 559 rooms - 30 kitchens (with 7 kitchen types), 187 cluster bedrooms, 315 studios, 26 twodios and 4 DDA rooms and common areas.

Scape Student accommodation

A bespoke design as creative as the exterior

Scape Brighton’s striking interior matches the modern and refreshing look of the new buildings in the Lewes Road area.

The wooden communal huts, each offering a different interior, gives students an alternative space to either work together, practice presentations or have some peace and quiet. Situated in the common areas, they contrast beautifully with the soft furnishings and bench style desking. Striking mailboxes are also situated in the common area in different colours making a feature of their legs.

Bespoke Joinery

In the spacious student accommodation, 3/4 and king size beds were created from metal frames with deluxe stitch bond mattresses and housed storage areas and matching bedside tables, wardrobes, chest of drawers and desks to create a fresh and modern look. Wall-mounted shelving and coat hooks, large feature pinboards and internal wardrobe mirrors completed the look.

Kitchens & appliances were installed which included a microwave, sink and tap, hob, extractor fan, fridge, freezer and an oven.

Large seated islands with under counter lighting were installed in the communal kitchens as well as separate dining tables and chairs for socialising and dining.

Scape Student Living accommodation

Scope of Works
Project:ff&e were appointed to design, supply and install kitchens, loose and fitted furniture and accessories to 559 rooms - 30 kitchens (with 7 kitchen types), 187 cluster bedrooms, 315 studios, 26 twodios and 4 DDA rooms and common areas.

Designed, manufactured and installed kitchen

Project:ff&e is one of the UK’s leading furnishing, fitout and service providers offering a unique design-led approach to the Student accommodation, build to rent, co-living, public sector and later living. With a portfolio of delivering outstanding projects across the UK, our 85-strong team can offer a full-service solution including design, manufacture and installation of kitchens & wardrobes through to loose furniture.

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