Penelope Tiffney of Spatial Designers was appointed by University of Leeds in 2008 to provide the interior design scheme for the recently completed Storm Jameson Court – a luxury 460 en suite student residence on campus.
This new state-of-the-art accommodation replaces the former Charles Morris Halls, which was demolished in 2009. In its place, Storm Jameson Court will provide facilities for both students and conference delegates throughout the year.
The new interior design scheme has revolutionized student accommodation as we know it, immeasurably enhancing the standard of living for its residents, the first of which will be arriving over the next few weeks.
With high specification, contemporary finishes and fixtures throughout, including modern furnishings and intelligent colour and lighting schemes, Storm Jameson Court is light years away from the university digs of the past. This development offers exceptional quality and sets the president for all student accommodation.
The 24 hour reception, with its Altro Digiclad image, adds impact on entrance, leading onto a lounge complete with sun terrace. This student common room has the feeling of elegance and luxury, offering both café style and low, soft seating with a 52” LCD screen, hot desking and games area.
The traditional cluster flat arrangement has been replaced with hotel-style corridors, accessed with programmed key fobs. Upon entrance to each bedroom, Spatial Designers has created a unique, purpose-designed bathroom pod, built by Walker Modular, which are curved externally with a white gloss interior and contemporary sanitary fittings, glazed shower cubicles and Altro Timber safe flooring.
The contemporary look of the built-in bedroom furniture has been designed to make best use of the space, displaying maximum storage both above and below the double bed, while the floating desk allows a complete view of the full-length window with its desirable coloured glass pane. Meanwhile the kitchen area boasts walnut furniture, muted tones and bold feature walls.
The accommodation also fully facilitates students with varying levels of disability with 26 rooms assigned to accommodate disabled students.
The project was completed as a design and build contract by Morgan Sindall.
Note to editors:
Penelope Tiffney of Spatial Designers, is a Harrogate based Interior Design Consultancy, established since 2004. She has been responsible for the design schemes of a variety of projects in the UK. In 2006 she completed the interior scheme for Titanic Spa, Huddersfield, 1 Sekforde Street business centre, Britannia Row business centre, Islington and Clerkenwell and a portfolio of high profile residential projects in London and the South East. The Storm Jameson Project for University of Leeds is the first of many student residences for the Spatial Designers Portfolio.