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Celebrating The Completion And Occupation Of Benedicts Gate, Norwich

Alumno and Carson & Partners are celebrating the completion and moving in of students at Benedicts Gate – a unique student living offering in Norwich. Benedicts Gate is our third student accommodation in Norwich following All Saints Green and Pablo Fanque House.

Alumno has worked along side HG Construction in creating the building. Fresh Student Living have been welcoming and settling students since September and managing the building. Other collaborators include Conisbee, Lexington Communications, RPS, Brown & Co and Sheils Flynn. Art and design collaborators include Matthew Jarratt, Jenny, Padgin, The Writers Centre – Norwich and David Tatham

“Following our two successful developments in the All Saints Green area of Norwich, the first occupied by students from NUA, the second, Pablo Fanque House, opened in association with University of East Anglia (UEA), we are delighted Benedict’s Gate opened as planned,” said Alumno Managing Director David Campbell.

Commenting on Benedict’s Gate, Paul Bailey, Accommodation Manager at UEA, said: “Following the success of our partnership with Alumno with Pablo Fanque House, we are pleased to be working with them again to provide our students with another high quality purpose-built residence in the heart of Norwich.”

Managing Director David Campbell, “We’d like to thank Joseph Hillier and Jenny Pagdin for creating two magnificent works to adorn the grounds and helping ensure this new development is another leap in terms of offering students who choose to study in Norwich high quality, secure and modern accommodation in a vibrant location in this dynamic city.”

Benedict’s Gate opened on schedule on 18 September 2020 with student residents moving in the following day. The development provides 302 en-suite and studio rooms for students, along with communal kitchens and lounges.

The poetry wall and sculpture further improve the grounds, bringing the history of Norwich vividly to life, and are part of Alumno’s continued commitment to supporting the arts and adding value to the communities adjacent to its developments.

The Benedict’s Gate project includes a new public car park to be run by the city council, which will help attract custom for local businesses and ensure the area remains a lively independent shopping destination.

The development will also bring commercial benefit to the west of Norwich City Centre by delivering an increased residential student population to the area.

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