Watkin Jones to Build University of London Accommodation in Stratford
Posted on: 05/07/2016

Student homes specialist Watkin Jones have received the go-ahead to build a £100m student residential scheme for the University of London in Stratford, East London. A separate residential scheme consisting of 44 residential units will be sold in a separate transaction by Watkin Jones.

Situated close to the Olympic Park, the development at Duncan House will rise to over 100m, and cover 30,000 sq ft. The new Duncan House tower has been designed by Manchester-based architects Hodder + Partners.

Mark Watkin Jones, Chief Executive Officer of Watkin Jones, said: “We are delighted to have secured planning consent for this latest scheme in our pipeline, which builds our visibility around our business model.”

Watkin Jones is in advanced negotiations with University of London and their funding partners, to forward sell the student part of the Duncan House scheme as per the group’s business model. With work expected to commence on site later this year, the development is expected for completion in 2019.

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