Two months in and we are fully underway with new projects. February was the month of magazine and news coverages along with progress updates and views from the sky. Look below.
The beginning of the month saw us secure the required forward funding of £43.8 million by major diversified real estate investor Barings for our Manchester and Bermondsey projects. “We are absolutely delighted to have concluded this agreement with Barings, a world leading real estate investor,” said David Campbell, Founder and Managing Director of Alumno. “This is a huge boost for our business coming into 2021. It also highlights the confidence in bringing forward major investment into the purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) sector, which has again demonstrated its resilience during these challenging times.”
We were also thrilled to have our newly completed Sheffield project, Beton House, be featured on Archello website. View the full coverage here
Progress at our Bermondsey site is moving along steadily. Click here to view footage from our main contractor HG showing the progress that has been made so far.
To mark the completion of Beton House we have commissioned model maker David Riley to create a scale model of the accommodation. Click here to view the progress photos and we look forward to sharing the finished product.
Our good friend, John Fielding, captured our third and newly completed scheme, Benedicts Gate covered in snow from the air. The video is amazing and we are very thankful that it was shared with us. Click here to view the video
The end of February saw once again, our Manchester and Bermondsey scheme be featured in a magazine. This time round, we were featured in University Business – Click here to view
We end the month with our Brighton scheme on Lewes Road. Our Arts Consultant Matthew Jarratt had a productive zoom call with students from the Brighton Film and Screen School last week. Matthew gave the students an overview of his role as an arts consultant / curator and the projects he has helped Alumno with in the past. Concentrating on the Alumno Lewes Road scheme (Ravilious Hose) Matthew introduced the concept of a student photography competition along the theme of “Brightons Film History and Film Future”. It is hoped the students will be inspired to create artworks / photography for the competition. It is proposed that the eventual winners will have their work displayed in lightboxes in the foyer of the building.
Check back with us next month as we look forward to see what March brings us as we slowly start to come out of lockdown.