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Bluebell Residences (2011)

Bluebell is a RIBA Competition winning student halls of residence. It has 505 bedrooms spread across 4 blocks, complete with Resident Tutor flats and two separate Warden houses.
  • Maximum use of daylight and natural ventilation.
  • Pre-built shower "pods" installed.
  • Efficient heating from Warwick's combined heating and power plant, using thermal stores.
  • BREEAM Excellent rated.

Essential Information

Start & Finish dates February 2010 - August 2011
Funded by University
Budget £24M
Requested by Warwick Accommodation
Managed by Estates Office
Architects Page & Park Architects
Quantity Surveyors Northcroft (also Employers Agent)
Mechanical Engineers Harley Haddow
Electrical Engineers Harley Haddow
Structural Engineers Arup Scotland
Main Contractor Kier Moss
Landscaping Estates Office


Basic Building Cost £1,241/m2
Services Costs £379/m2
Gross Floor Area 16,272m2
Total Area of Site 3.8 hectares
Function Areas and Their Size Data Halls: 400m2
Electricity Consumption 50kWh/m2
Heat and Gas Consumption 140kWh/m2
Low Carbon Energy Generation Yes
Water use 26,528m3/year
Steps taken to reduce environmental impact Part of a sustainable service strategy.