Future Generation

Future Generation tops out its largest ever PBSA scheme

Future Generation has celebrated the topping out of its £110m Guilden Park PBSA development in Guildford.

Councillor Jan Harwood, Guildford Borough Council’s cabinet member for housing, was guest of honour at the topping out ceremony this week.

He was joined by Andrew Southern, founder of Future Generation, and Dominic Trainor, contracts director at construction partner McAleer & Rushe.

The 533-bed project in Lido Rd, Guildford, is the largest one the company has ever created.

Guilden Park will be made up of both shared apartments and private studios with views across Stoke Park.

It will showcase more integrated technology than ever, as part of its partnership with Samsung.

Every room will have Samsung TVs and air-conditioning as standard, the latter which will isolate air from individual rooms and use an anti-bacterial filtration system.

Students will also benefit from a karaoke room, games room, private dining room, a fully-equipped gym, ground-floor courtyards and a signature sky lounge with roof terrace.

Harwood said: “It was fantastic to see Guilden Park progressing despite the challenges 2020 has thrown at it. 

“High quality student accommodation is hugely important to the future success of our town.

"I look forward to Guilden Park opening its doors to the next generation of students.”

Andrew commented: “Guilden Park is the jewel in the crown of the Future Generation portfolio to date. 

“Our future tenants will enjoy the highest standard of living available to students anywhere in the country.” 

Dominic added that McAleer & Rushe was proud of its team in Guildford who have “fought on to deliver huge progress in difficult circumstances this year".

“Our relationship with Future Generation began with this project, and to mark its ‘topping out’ is an opportune time to thank them and their development partner, Tadhamon Capital, for the unwavering support and trust during the past few months. 

“This begins the final chapter in completing the project, and we remain focused in our engagement initiatives within the local community in the Guildford area.”

Pictured (L-R): Front: Dominic Trainor, Jan Harwood, and Andrew Southern; Back: Tarek Jumah (Future Generation), and Barry Kerr (McAleer & Rushe)

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