calfordseaden provided Clerk of Works services for this project, which involved the regeneration and transformation of this 1970’s office building into a 684-bed student residence in Norwich City Centre.

The development is designed by Hadfield Cawkwell Davidson. It will retain the existing structure of St Crispin’s House, but will be fully refurbished and extended, stripping back the shell and core. The scope of the work also consists of constructing additional floors to create a seven-storey building. Additionally, a five-storey extension to the rear of the building is included within the development. St Crispin’s House will provide an attractive mix of student accommodation comprising studios and cluster flats, with all generously sized with en-suite bathrooms.

The property also provides 9,500 square ft of internal communal space, with high-quality facilities including common rooms, gym, multi-purpose event room, study spaces and laundry, as well as a large external courtyard, cycle spaces and electric vehicle charging points. The development is projected to be delivered by Summer 2023. The façade palette is made up of terracotta rain-screen tiles and aluminium cladding with a large section of the roof level.