Hurlingham Student Accommodation

Nairobi, Kenya

Project Info

  • Client: Acorn Holdings Limited
  • RIBA Stages: 2 to 4
  • Value: £22 Million
  • Beds: 1000
  • Skills: Revit/BIM, Rhinoceros, 3D Studio Max and V-Ray
  • Completion: Under construction

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What customers say

I wanted to let you know that I’m very pleased with the outcome of the latest scheme. The building is much more graceful and elegant and will be much easier to take through planning as the scale now does not look overwhelming. I’m sure the roof canopy feature can be created with concrete or alucabond. You guys have realized our vision for this site!

Great work and let’s keep the momentum going.

Edward M. Kirathe
Acorn Holdings Limited 

Project Description

Our fantastic new project in Nairobi, Kenya expanded DMWR into an international company. This project is for a 1000 bed student accommodation development on behalf of a Kenyan developer backed by a London based investor. We were asked to develop a scheme from RIBA Stage 2 (Concept Design) and develop through to RIBA Stage 4 (Detailed Design). Due to the very different development dynamic in Kenya, the pivotal Planning stage which we are used to is far less onerous in Nairobi, and allows the detailed design to be developed immediately after the concept has been agreed with the Client. This allowed the DMWR role to be condensed down to 20 intensive weeks following an initial site visit and brief. In this instance there were 3 trips to Nairobi during the Concept phases to align our vision with the Client. Following our handover of RIBA 4 information, the local Kenyan based architect (who was shadowing the project since our involvement) will deliver the scheme. This scheme was developed wholly in Revit and the model produced was the key deliverable at the end of the project.