Peel Park Quarter is a new, state of the art student accommodation complex at the University of Salford which features a stunning permeable hard landscaping solution from world class paving and walling manufacturer, Tobermore. The £81 million project was managed by Graham Construction and has been referred to as one of Europe’s largest single phase student accommodation builds. Designed by landscape architect, Gillespie’s, the grounds at Peel Park Quarter are complete with Tobermore’s Hydropave Fusion permeable paving. A large expanse of this product was installed as a prevention method for flooding and pollution issues, ultimately creating a more sustainable landscape.
As Hydropave Fusion is manufactured with all the aesthetic benefits of the standard Fusion paving range, Tobermore ensure that style is not compromised when utilising a permeable paving solution. A selection of Hydropave Fusion in the sparkling colours of Graphite and Silver has been intertwined in a stylish design to create a stunning, modern look. Peel Park Quarter is comprised of nine residential blocks on two separate sites that cater for 1,367 students, as well as providing luxurious yet affordable accommodation, communal social spaces, two 30-seater cinemas, a gym, an energy centre, a laundrette and professional meeting areas.
The impressive new facility looks set to mark a new era for the University. Peel Park Quarter was opened by Professor Helen Marshall, Vice Chancellor at the University, at a plaque unveiling ceremony in October 2015. Robert Moyle, Director of Salford Student Village, commented, “Peel Park Quarter is the future of student accommodation in the UK – a home from home which combines luxury facilities with high-quality construction, innovative design solutions, the latest technology and first-rate customer service.”