Prince Consort Village Student Housing Royal College of Music

Prince Consort Village for the Royal College of Music comprises 416 apartments and rooms in cluster flats for music students. The scheme creates a variety of venues for the music students to practice solely or in groups including

23 music practice rooms and two landscaped courtyards with performance space. The development also includes a film room, gym and other amenity spaces.

The project was developed for the Royal College of Music by Campus Living Villages and designed by TP Bennett and Stride Treglown under novation to contractor Balfour Beatty. ALA were retained by Campus Living Villages to review the contractors proposals and monitor construction works for conformity, compliance and quality.

In order to accelerate programme, construction was based on a modular system with pre-fitted and finished steel framed volumetric room modules fabricated off site and stacked vertically and clad on site. The system incorporated enhanced soundproofing to separate apartments and practice areas. The scheme was designed to achieve BREEAM Excellent and incorporates roof mounted PVs and green roofs.

Contract value £24m, completion 2016