Liberty Point in Southampton, formerly known as Orion’s Point, is a city centre student residence close to Southampton’s top three Universities.
Lewis & Hickey have recently completed development works on Blocks A, B and C in September 2016 after a five year programme from inception through to completion. The works were aimed at converting a mixed-use office and student housing development into a complete student residential site.
This has been a complex multi-building project involving works to three tower blocks using three different main contractors all working simultaneously. Students were also on site in accommodation throughout the duration of the project.
For the conversion works, all study bedrooms to Block A have new self-contained study and sleeping quarters with en-suite bathroom facilities in each bedroom. The study bedrooms have been arranged into apartments or “clusters” of typically six to seven occupants with each cluster being self-contained; the residents have access to a dedicated self-catering kitchen / diner with integral lounge.
Blocks B and C have undergone major refurbishment works which now provides a consistent fresh ‘look and feel’ to the site.