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Construction firm in £14m student project

Creates new project in Bristol and (below) Paul Mathison.

Creates new project in Bristol and (below) Paul Mathison.

Blackpool building firm Create Construction has won the contracted to undertake a £14m student accommodation scheme.

The firm based at Neptune Court, Hallam Way-has been brought in by Vita Ventures which has overall control of the Bristol flats scheme.

The two have teamed up previously, on a a £17m Vita Student refurbishment scheme called Portland House, in Exeter city centre.

Now Create has been called in to deliver Colston Avenue, in Bristol, which is expected to appeal to undergraduates from overseas, a demographic which has increased in recent years and who look for luxury accommodation of which there is currently a shortfall in Bristol.

The Vita Student project comprises of 132 studio rooms which are sold to private investors and then let-out on their behalf to students.

Since it was launched for sales in July 2013 all the rooms have been sold and many have already been reserved by students for the 2014/15 academic year, demonstrating the growing appetite for this type of premium property.

Paul Mathison, Managing Director of Create Construction, said: “We are delighted to be involved with such an innovative and ambitious company. As a modern day contractor, we offer a unique service that meets the needs of specialist clients such as Vita Ventures and our partnership with them is built on transparency, trust and a desire to deliver unparalleled student accommodation across the UK. We are looking forward to a long and successful association.”

Create has also this year won a Student accommodation contract in Leeds and has previously worked with Lancsater University.

Trevor Moore, CEO of Vita Ventures, said: “With Create Construction on-board we are confident that Vita Student at Colston Avenue will meet our high standards and the quality will help both UK and international students quickly acclimatise to life at Bristol University.”

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