Studytel Kernick

  • Location

    Penryn, Cornwall

  • Client

    Studytel

  • Value

    £35m approx.

  • Completion

    2021

  • Size

    528 bedrooms

An innovative mixed-use development combining student living with contemporary business space

Located near to the University of Falmouth’s Penryn Campus, this innovative mixed-use development combines student living with contemporary business space.

The development will provide around 528 student bedrooms with ancillary facilities including:

  • Ensuite/study bedrooms in both cluster flat and studio configurations
  • Laundry, fitness suite and games studio
  • Winter Garden Library with flexible space for both students and business start-ups
  • Individual business units and meeting rooms
  • Flexible working space
  • Café

The Winter Garden Library will house at one time a café, a place to work, an art gallery, a stage and a meeting place. The design is inspired not by other educational buildings, but by well loved public spaces found in hotels, art galleries and museums.

The student accommodation will be constructed using a factory built modular unit, including furniture and possibly cladding. This will solve many logistical, programmatic and resourcing issues.