Discovery Quay 2 Shortlisted in BTR Development of the Year

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Discovery Quay 2, Salford Quays

Discovery Quay 2 was successfully delivered within an extremely tight programme, ready for the September 2023 intake of students.

The 15 storeys of eye-catching coloured panels bring a vibrancy to the area which appeals to both students and residents of the area, and helps address the significant growth of student numbers in recent years in a sorely undersupplied market.

Shortlisted in the Insider Residential Property Awards in the category of BTR Development of the Year, the True Student Living operated development is now 100% occupied by students. Thanks to the successful partnership between GRAHAM and the client, Bricks Capital, the apartments were marketed in advance of completion with the client confident the GRAHAM project team would deliver in time for the new University term. All units were fully let 2 months before completion.

The purpose-built student accommodation includes a variety of cluster beds and studio apartments with social spaces, a games room, a breakout area, study zones and a stunning sky lounge. The rooftop terrace is a fantastic social hub for the new residents with breathtaking views over Manchester.

rooftop social space

The great working relationship between developer and contractor that contributed to the successful delivery of this project ahead of schedule and to the highest standards is echoed by Martin Wallis, Group Development Director at Bricks Group

“Well done on getting PC today, a week early. A great achievement for the entire team. I know I speak for everyone at Bricks when I say that you and all the guys at GRAHAM on site have done a superb job at Discovery Quay 2, and it has been a pleasure working with you all. We really do appreciate all your hard work.”

Moreover, GRAHAM was one of the first tier 1 contractors in the UK to fully implement Autodesk Build on a live project - Discovery Quay 2. The site team used it for quality inspections, issue management, viewing drawings and 3D models leading to greater collaboration between all parties. The client’s representatives commented on the best quality records they had ever seen, captured using Autodesk Build. The feedback from the Discovery Quay team helped Autodesk to develop new features and resolve any interface issues, leading to a case study driving better site collaboration for the industry.