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Courtyard view of 123 Huntingdon Street Project

Huntingdon Street Completes


17th June 2021

The 123 Huntingdon Street Project, now known as Straits Village, completed in March 2021.  DML acted as Development Manager, Project Manager, Quantity Surveyor and Employers Agent on behalf of Client Q Investment Partners based in Singapore.


It marks the end of a 4 year engagement which saw DML involved in the land purchase, planning application and approval, design process, procurement and managing the contractor on site.  DML were also an investor in the scheme itself. 


The project has delivered 300 high quality purpose built student accommodation rooms in a campus style scheme with a range of communal spaces including lounge, study, games room, cinema, private dining room and sky lounge.  The quality of the project was of the upmost importance with the scheme now marketed under the Prestige Student Living Brand of operator Homes for Students.  Rooms will cost from £150 to £199 per week targeted at students of both Nottingham Trent University and the University of Nottingham.


DML were heavily involved throughout the project with the development finance process and monthly drawdowns with Maslow Capital and the transfer to investment finance facility with Invesco in April 2021.


The scheme was designed by Glenn Howells with Structa providing Structural and Civil Engineering and March Ltd the MEP engineering services.


View of proposed colonnade from Aldgate East Station entrance.

Planning Application submitted for major office redevelopment in the heart of Aldgate


25th January 2021

We are proud to be involved in a revised planning application submitted in December 2020 to the London Borough of Tower Hamlets on behalf of Alliance Properties & South Street Asset Management.  DML has led the planning process for the regeneration of an under-utilised site on the corner of Commercial Street and Whitechapel High Street into a world class, commercial development designed by leading architects, Foster + Partners.  The scheme incorporates 350,000 ft² of grade A office floor space including 40,000 ft² of affordable work space and a vibrant mix of retail and public realm at ground level that will benefit the local community.  The site is conveniently located next to Aldgate East underground station and with easy access to the forthcoming opening of the new Whitechapel Crossrail station.   
This high quality landmark scheme is driven by continued demand from technology, media, finance and telecoms occupiers who are attracted to invest and locate in the heart of Aldgate. 


The planning application for 101 Whitechapel High Street is expected to be determined during Q2 2021.  Further details and our vision for the community can be viewed here.


Ilona Rose House

Construction Continues Ilona Rose House


25th January 2020

DML is engaged as project manager and quantity surveyor for this landmark scheme located on the corner of Charing Cross Road and Manette Street. The 300,000 ft² new-build, mixed-use scheme is well underway with another major milestone soon to be achieved by GIG Fassaden, who are delivering a bespoke moulded GRC and pressed bronze face. 


15th November 2019

On Monday, 4 November 2019, Straits Manor achieved Practical Completion (PC). DML assisted QIP in the role of project manager, quantity surveyor, and development manager to deliver the scheme alongside main contractor, Bowmer and Kirkland. The site provides 284 premium student beds on West Street, in the heart of Sheffield.

The site is now fully operational. For further enquiries, contact the facility operator, Prestige Living. Please click here to access their website.

Huntington Street Takes Shape


11th November 2019

Main contractor, Robertson is progressing well with the erection of Huntingdon Street's concrete frame. The Nottingham scheme will comprise 300 student beds over 4 buildings, with the 5-storey building soon to top-out, and the 8-storey marker building following closely behind. The completion of the concrete works will mark a significant milestone in the project programme, with the brickwork, window, and services packages to commence shortly after. The project is on track for its planned launch September 2020.

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Huntington Street


25th April 2019

On April 18th, we celebrated the topping out of our new Purpose-Built Student Accommodation building under construction in Sheffield with main contractor Bowmer & Kirkland.  The scheme, known as Straits Manor, sits on West Street, perfectly placed for students wanting the convenience of being close to university campus but with the buzz and independence of city centre living.  This is an important milestone for the project and marks the completion of the superstructure.  Works now progress through the summer to complete the remaining fit out ahead of official opening in September 2019.


DML Project Manager Rory McGovern said “This is an exciting landmark for DML and our investment partner, QIP, who are funding this development. Focus can now turn to curating the internal space and delivering high quality bedrooms and all-inclusive facilities that will create a real sense of community”.


Straits Manor is a 284 bed PBSA scheme located between the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University on West Street.  The design incorporates both studio and en-suite bedrooms, in-house cinema, gym, private dining, games and study rooms, outdoor courtyard space and cycle parking.  DML is acting as development manager for Q Investment Partners, a Singapore based investment fund.  We are also delivering a 300 bed PBSA scheme in Nottingham which is due for completion in September 2020.