Bishop Gate, Coventry

Completed in time for the new academic year to start, Coventry University’s new brightly clad student accommodation is a striking addition to the city.

The £60 million development designed by Stride Treglown Architects and developed by Barberry Group is formed of 3 blocks, each differing in height. 725 en-suites and studios have transformed a place that was formerly a Royal Mail sorting office.

The Bishop Gate student accommodation design is said to be formed around a concept which seeks to protect the long-distance views of the city’s “three spires”.

The concrete-framed student accommodation generally comprises of a façade containing punch hole windows into rainscreen clad SIPs (Structurally Insulated Panels). The building also benefits from larger expanses of glazing which are formed from curtain wall screens. Floor to ceiling glazing ensures that the appropriate amount of day-lighting is achieved within the bedrooms.

Wintech have been engaged by Barberry to provide Façade Engineering Consultancy services.