Case Study

Nido Spitalfields

9 Frying Pan Alley, London, E1

The tallest student accommodation tower in the world


GLOSTER was tasked with providing electrical services to this new-build, 35-storey student accommodation building.

Scope of works

Electrical installation: HV/LV, lighting and lighting control, power, distribution, generator and UPS


At 35-storeys this tower is the tallest student accommodation offering in the world. It provides 1,200 student beds in 689 rooms, together with 11 residential apartments and retail space and a Fitness First gym on the ground floor. Connected to the building is a five-storey office block, which GLOSTER took from shell and core through to category B fit-out.

The project was completed to a high-specification, on time and to budget. Its success was demonstrated in terms of repeat business when GLOSTER was commissioned to supply electrical services at The Blackstone's Group subsequent student accommodation building, Nido Notting Hill.

Client Testimonial

It is a great achievement: eleven weeks before our contractual completion date.  I would like to thank your project team for their very valued contribution. A truly remarkable performance, thank you.
Colin Andrews - Project Director, ISG

Location: London

Client: Blackstone Group

Main Contractor: ISG

Contract Value: £8 million

Programme: 27 months

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