albert residences


New 163 bed student accommodation development close to Worcester University Main Campus and City Centre.


Space Developments will deliver a new student living development close to Worcester University’s main St John’s campus and its arena site for the September 2022 Academic Year.

The development is part of Space’s mission to create vibrant communities through collective and connected living. This sustainable residential student development involves the regeneration of one of Worcester City’s largest and most historic listed buildings. 

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vibrant student living


The team have been working with Worcester Council’s Conservation and Planning team to sensitively convert the existing Grade II Listed building, cottage and complete the the design of the new 5 storey building which will be sympathetically completed adjacent to the original structure. build block that will be next to it. The scheme will contribute strongly to the local area and breathe new life into and regenerate the site.

The student accommodation buildings will provide a mixture of cluster flats and self-contained studios.

The Wheeler main building will provide accommodation for 87 students and will also house offices, student communal areas and services. The Padmore Cottage to the rear of the site will provide a four students cluster, while the new 5 storey Curtler building in the south west corner of the site, will provide accommodation for 72 students in twelve cluster flats.

All three buildings benefit from security and surround and open onto a large communal courtyard that in turn accesses the communal lounges and central services.

Space Developments have appointed J Tomlinson Limited (“JTL”) as the main contractor for the build. 

JTL are an experienced Midlands based company, that has a strong heritage and high standards, built on vast multi-sector experience of delivering building solutions. They have significant experience in student accommodation, which has made them the partner of choice for this project.

Work on Albert Halls has commenced on site, with main contract works expecting to start in early 2021, with a target date for completion of June 2022. 

The Albert Residences will be open for Academic year September 2022. 

Albert Residences will be available to students for the start of the 2022/2023 academic year.

Tim Edghill, Principal at Space Developments said: "We are very excited to be delivering this scheme and regenerating this historic building. The development will provide a unique and attractive range of rooms and flats for Students and a close and social community in which the students can live, work, and enjoy their time in Worcester.

The redevelopment of this site as student accommodation, after its prior history as an orphanage and latterly YMCA accommodation, seems like the perfect new chapter for this development. We want to create an inclusive place where the residents feel part of a community where they belong and can grow and thrive, making lifelong friends.”


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