London’s Moonraker Point nears full completion
Developers at Moonraker Point, a student accommodation block in the heart of London’s Southbank, have celebrated the structural completion of the building in a topping out ceremony.
Laying the final construction beam in the 671-bedroom development represented a key milestone for developer Unite, which has promised to deliver 4,000 bedrooms as part of a £165 million package for the Southwick borough by 2014.
Exactly the type of central location where students want to live
Students for the September 2012 academic year will find a home in one of the 127 studios or 84 shared flats that make up Moonraker Point. The building is strong and secure thanks to its reinforced concrete frame – as well as the external cladding. Each student will additionally receive an en-suite bathroom. These were specifically made off-site to ensure speed, quality and safety.
Located at 61-63 Great Suffolk Street, Southwick, Moonraker Point also comprises of 2,230-square-metres of retail-led commercial space, reports PropertyMagazine.eu.
“Excellent” BREEM rating
Moonraker Point’s commercial space has been granted an “Excellent” BREEM rating as it has sustainable features that include Green and Brown vegetative roofs as well as a combined heat and power unit (CHP).
The development is situated to a number of London Universities including King’s College London, London School of Economics and the University of the Arts. Its location, as well as sympathetic design aesthetics, is one of the building’s greatest strengths said Richard Simpson, Unite’s managing director of property.
“Moonraker Point is a high quality development in the heart of vibrant Bankside – exactly the type of central location where students want to live,” he told London-SE1.co.uk.
The Moonraker development is named and designed so because the building is situated in the same place as where moonraker sails were constructed during the 18th century.