New student digs at the RVC’s Hertfordshire campus have received two prestigious architecture awards.

New student digs at the RVC’s Hertfordshire campus have received two prestigious architecture awards.

Village at nightThe £15m student village development has been awarded a Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) East Education Award, for the best education building in the east of England. The site was also acknowledged in the general category of national RIBA awards.

Alasdair Esson, director of estates and facilities management at the RVC, said: “We are delighted that this project has won two RIBA awards. The new accommodation has been designed to a high standard and has greatly helped us to improve our student experience at our Hertfordshire campus.”

The village’s nine accommodation buildings can house up to 205 students in total and are based around a central courtyard and linked by common open-access stairs. The site also features a student restaurant.

Charlie Norris is construction director at Morgan Sindall, one of the companies behind the design and construction of the site.

New student village

“The quality of student accommodation has taken great strides forward in recent years, especially in terms of facilities, and it is very pleasing for the entire project team that this ambitious, forward-thinking scheme has won two such prestigious awards,” he said.

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