Tim Mitchell - Global Head of Real Estate - Global Student Accommodation Group
“The construction of Catherine House has been a fantastic team effort between The Student Housing Company, McAleer & Rushe and the combined professional team involved. It has become a benchmark for GSA in terms of design delivery, quality of build, contractor collaboration and the engagement between our operations team and the McAleer & Rushe Site and Aftercare teams. Catherine House, which was fully leased up to Portsmouth University students from the start of the academic year, has become a landmark for the City and is one which we are all proud of.
This approach will be replicated on our two Bournemouth projects, of a combined 953 student bedrooms due to be completed in 2019 and we are pleased to have again partnered with McAleer & Rushe as our Design & Build contractor. We believe the projects are in a safe pair of hands with client focused people who want to deliver the best.”
Maria Rogers - General Manager - Catherine House
“Catherine House has completely transformed and extended the existing Zurich House on Stanhope Road. We are incredibly proud of the development and it perfectly reflects The Student Housing Company’s design and specification signatures which provide students with accommodation specifically tailored to their needs.
We have fondly nicknamed Catherine House ‘Beauty and the Beast’. The residence is a beautifully sleek landmark building here in Portsmouth, and is also a bit of a beast in that it’s the largest site in our UK portfolio to date, and home to 1,000 University of Portsmouth students.
McAleer & Rushe were a joy to work with throughout. They provided professional and personable on-hand support during a challenging transition period between our completion, handover and check in, which contributed to the successful launch of our largest operational and award winning student accommodation scheme in the UK.”
Geoffrey Nunn, Head of Projects, Taylor Wimpey Central London – Palace View, Lambeth
“McAleer & Rushe were an important partner to deliver a unique central London project that demanded a special kind of care and attention, given its proximity to important heritage buildings like Lambeth Palace and the Garden Museum. McAleer & Rushe has been an important part of the team in creating this new landmark building of exceptional quality, with a great profile from the River Thames.”
Martyn Cawse, Managing Director, Collaton Safety – Salisbury Court, Edinburgh
““Collaton Safety have been involved in the Salisbury Court project since the beginning design stages and have worked closely with McAleer & Rushe throughout. Over that time, we have built up and an exceptional working relationship, liaising closely with designers and on-site project team, to deliver a high class, high-performance building and always taking into consideration the Health & Safety of those onsite as well as the end users.
The whole team, from director level down through to the site management team, were committed to the highest possible standards. The professionalism and attitude towards the importance of Health, Safety and Wellbeing from the team has been exemplary and to that end, Salisbury Court recorded Zero RIDDORS and has proved to be a project which all can be thoroughly proud of.” ”