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Europe's Tallest Modular Building

Name: Student Village
Street: Culwell Street
City: Wolverhampton
Architect: O'Connell Architects East
Developer: Victoria Hall
Cost: £40 million
Construction Start: July 2008
Construction End: September 2009*
Buildings: 4

Building 1

Floors: 25
Height: 75m*

Building 2

Floors: 11
Height: 33m*

Building 3

Floors: 8
Height: 24m*

Building 4

Floors: 6
Height: 18m*



http://www.expressandstar.com/2008/06/04/student-village-will-transform-city/

Student village will transform city

Here is the first glimpse of the towering 25-storey “student village” which will transform the skyline in Wolverhampton.
The luxurious development will revolutionise student living and cost £40 million to create – £15m more than first expected.
Complete with Sky TV, broadband internet access, en-suite bedrooms, gym and communal areas, developers have vowed the luxury complex will make the image of grimy, rundown student digs a thing of the past in Wolverhampton.
It will spring up opposite the Low Level Station on land off Culwell Street and be made up of more than 720 rooms. Around 500 jobs will also be created during construction.

Bob Crompton, chief executive officer from London-based Victoria Hall which is behind the development, said today: “We are trying to create a new little village for students in Wolverhampton which will breathe new life into the city centre.
“We want to integrate student life into city living. The development will cost around £40m and it is so much more than just creating bedrooms for students to stay in.
“Wolverhampton is the perfect location for this sort of development and for students to live in high-quality surroundings. The building itself is 25-storey and will become a new landmark in the city.”
Victoria Hall already owns high-profile student developments in cities including Leeds, Sheffield and Manchester.
Construction is expected to start within weeks once the company satisfies council officers on a number of issues such as CCTV, car parking, and a public art strategy.
The complex will be opposite the leisure, retail and homes complex being created on the site of the Low Level Station and the new development at Springfield Brewery.
Work to renovate the old station back to its former glory has finally been completed and now Claremont Leisure is preparing to move in to transform the site into a casino, complete with £6m worth of fittings.
Elsewhere in the city the University of Wolverhampton’s former MU building in Lichfield Street could be transformed into student flats, three shops and a courtyard.
The university sold the 57,371 sq ft building last year, which was made up of office accommodation, lecture halls and seminar rooms.
It has several blocks of student halls but many live in private houses, particularly in the Whitmore Reans and Penn Fields areas.
Figures last year showed rents for student houses in the city are the third lowest in the country and almost £20 a week below the national average.
 

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Good for Wolerhampton! Will I be able to see it from the train when travelling between Telford and Birmingham?
 

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I think I'm going to start on a future skyline render for Wolverhampton. :)

Never thought I'd say that, but there's actually enough going on now to warrant one.

Also, the 2 smaller blocks look to be around 10 and 7 storeys, so 30m and 21m respectively.
 

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^^Wolverhampton's skyline's already worth turning your head for. A future render would be great! Don't forget to update SSP also ;) (New Street station tower's apparently already built!)
 

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:lol: I'd noticed that too. It's not my fault though. It's whoever added it. :bash: And it's right next to the station so you'd have to try pretty hard not to see it.

Here's a scan from the newspaper. It looks as if it has a spire too, meaning the overall height could be around the 80m-85m mark. It's definitely a blocky building and most certainly looks like student accomodation, but I still like it due to the towers slender physique and bold colours.

:banana:

 

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It's quite brutal - I do like it. :happy:

How does it compare in height with the nearby Heath Town/Wednesfield tower blocks?
 

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Wow ,that looks impressive for Wolverhampton and surely a structure that will dominate its skyline .Thanks for the scans VH .:)
 

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Excellent! :D

Much as I love the Heath Town blocks (in a strange kind of a way), it's about time something could finally be built in Wolverhampton that is taller than a building from in the 1960s. :|
 

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Excellent stuff! Wolverhampton looks like the last city in the country to start developing a modern skyline, and it's going to have one to be proud of! Fantastic news! :)
 

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Well Wolverhampton is on the ball, I wonder if a third development will make an appearance along with this and the triangle, lets hope so. Maybe a 60 floor apartment tower, just kidding. I would love to see a 30 storey tower in wolves though.
 

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http://www.propnews.co.uk/editorial/midlands/midsplng16608.html

Wolverhampton
Wolverhampton is the city of choice for a £37m Student Village.
Planning permission has been granted for Victoria Hall to develop a 225,000 sq ft scheme which will comprise four buildings and approx 750 units.
The development will be situated off the Wednesfield Road, within the city’s attractive Canal Quarter.
Acting as a beacon for the complex will be an iconic 25-storey tower, which will be one of the West Midlands’ tallest buildings.
 

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So I was walking around Wolverhampton yesterday, minding my own business (as you do) and I noticed that...

...Wolverhampton's tallest building is under construction! :banana:

The site is a forest of cranes and cores. :happy:





Diagram in relation to some of Wolverhampton's most prolific highrises.

 

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Oh well thats just came out of no where, good news for Wolves! The site also looks immence!
 
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