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Kendrick Halls
UNITE Group Plc
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Following a design competition Rio was commissioned to design this student accommodation adjacent to Reading University’s London Road Campus within a Conservation area.


The 605 bed scheme is a whole room modular construction, clad externally with traditional materials to reflect the character of the conservation area. Rio won the support of CABE and English Heritage in securing a planning approval on appeal in 2009.


Patrick Dempsey of UNITE said ‘I have sat and read and reflected on the professional way the application has been put together. The team, especially Rio, has been outstanding in presenting a fully justified argument.  A major highlight was the presentation to CABE, which won over a body who can be very difficult’.

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