Hull Student Village

SFS NVELOPE® system chosen for Hull University’s new £155m student village


A new student accommodation development at the University of Hull, which will provide more than 1,450 high-quality bed spaces together with a range of supporting facilities close to the main campus, is being constructed using the NVELOPE® NV1 rainscreen support system.


Each of the buildings is clad with either a masonry outer leaf or rainscreen cladding. Here VINCI has appointed leading building envelope contractor Speedclad.

Around 7,000 sq. m of Marley Eternit and CGL rainscreen cladding Speedclad installed at Westfield Court is secured using the NVELOPE®  NV1 back frame and support system. This package of brackets and rails provides a high quality, robust support solution for rainscreen panels with a great degree of adjustability to ensure the finished façade is both secure and fully matches the architect’s aesthetic ambitions.

Michael Ryder, Pre-Construction Manager at Speedclad said: “Having worked on the University of Hull campus previously, we’re delighted to have been appointed to deliver the building envelope on this latest exciting project. Its vast scale reflects the popularity of the university and the growing appeal of the 2017 City of Culture as a whole, with students increasingly seeking modern accommodation within easy reach of the main educational facilities.

The NVELOPE® team have played a key role in making the project a success. Their technical support and advice has enabled us to deliver the best possible result for the client, with the NV1 system again proving to be a highly adaptable and trustworthy solution."                 

Project highlights

University Partnership Programme

TP Bennett

Main contractor
VINCI Construction UK Ltd



NVELOPE® NV1 supporting Marley Eternit and CGL rainscreen cladding

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