Greendale complete ‘The Walls’ ready for Southampton students

Students in Southampton have started moving into luxury new accommodation, converted from a previously dilapidated old 70s office block and into 79 self-contained studios, in the city’s Bernard Street.

Dorset Chartered Builders, Greendale Construction Limited, completed work on the 9 month, £4.2 million contract, named, ‘The Walls,’ for Eastbury Developments, on 15th September 2016.


The three storey building and basement was completed in two phases, with phase 1 comprising the design and conversion of the existing office block over the basement to the second floor in order to create 45 studio apartments. This also included works to the existing façade. Phase 2 comprised the design and vertical extension of a further two floors to provide an additional 34 studio apartments. Externally, the building benefitted from both soft and hard landscaping, with a reconfiguration of the carpark together with main incoming services.


The basement of The Walls has been developed to form social areas of an exceptional quality; including a cinema room, lounge, games room, laundry, and state of the art gym.


Greendale Construction contracts director, Andy Musselwhite said: “This was a particularly satisfying project that has regenerated a run-down building into attractive and modern student accommodation that we are sure will not only benefit the student population, but also the surrounding businesses.”


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Bernard Street, Southampton

Dorset Chartered Builders, Greendale Construction Limited, has won a £4.2 million pound design and build contract to convert a 1970s office block at 24 Bernard Street, Southampton, into 79 student studio units.

“Greendale is pleased to have secured this £4.2 million pound contract which will bring an unremarkable old building up to date and provide modern accommodation for students in the Southampton area. Greendale has also recruited additional employees for the duration of this large contract, and we look forward to completing and handing over in September this year.”

Andy Musselwhite
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