Balfour Beatty has won an £80m contract to design and build a 19-storey student accommodation building in London

Urban Est student accommodation Westminster Bridge London

The firm was appointed by Urbanest for the project on Westminster Bridge Road, which will comprise 1,092 bedrooms.

The AHMM-designed scheme will also accommodate a new sixth-form college, a health suite with swimming pool and affordable office space.  

The accommodation floors will include photovoltaic panels and combined heat and power technology to achieve a BREEAM Excellent rating.

Balfour Beatty said it would use modular off site construction techniques to create bathroom pods and a cladding system.