14th July 2023
HG Living commissions Rund as Employer’s Agent and Quantity Surveyor at substantial purpose-built student accommodation scheme

Rund is supporting HG Living with Employer’s Agent and Quantity Surveying services at a major purpose-built student accommodation scheme in the centre of Newcastle.

St James’ Boulevard involves the creation of 350 new high-quality apartments, designated for local university students. Amenity space will also be developed, including a gym, study rooms, cinema room, and external courtyard. We will be involved from project inception, initially formulating and administering the contract for demolition and enabling works. Our experts will also carry out monthly valuations, oversee design stages, and manage contractor appointments.

Our Employer’s Agent and Quantity Surveying roles will also continue throughout the main works as part of a two-year build programme. Our extensive range of responsibilities will include monthly site visits, contractor monitoring, administering building contract terms, and cashflow monitoring and reporting.

Paul Belfield, Executive Director at Rund commented: “It is a pleasure to work on another significant scheme with HG Living, following our provision of similar services at Build to Rent development, Bowback House.

“We have a strong track record in assisting clients in achieving successful outcomes on student accommodation schemes. Our work helps ensure every residence serves its purpose as an exceptional quality living space for students in the long-term. Our team is excited to begin work at St James’ Boulevard and, together with HG Living, help enhance Newcastle’s overall thriving student offering.”

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