HLM completes St Andrews student accommodation project

HLM has completed the new Whitehorn Hall student accommodation complex at the University of St Andrews, the largest single expansion of student bedrooms in the town for over a decade

Named after journalist and writer Katharine Whitehorn, who was the first female Rector of the university, the new hall provides a mix of 184 student bedrooms.

HLM explained the design of the new annexe set out to reinforce the ‘very specific character and feel’ of the existing hall. A series of collegiate style quads have been created, said to be ‘sympathetic to the scale and massing of Old Wing’.

HLM worked with Campus Living Villages and the University of St Andrews on the project to design, develop and deliver over 400 new bedrooms in total across two new buildings within two years of being appointed.

Ross Barrett, HLM associate said, “Recognising the internationally renowned reputation of the university, the redevelopment builds on the traditions of St Andrews, whilst providing world class accommodation with the student experience at its heart. HLM’s bespoke design and delivery processes have created a unique space, allowing the modern student to prosper.”