Union Square

Case Studies Union Square

Union Square

Project Type – Residential, Fit out


Opened to the public in July 2014, on time and on budget. Union Square is an incredibly popular accommodation with students from across the world and continues to be fully let year on year. The accommodation became multiple award winners in 2015, including North East and Newcastle Student Hall of the Year, at the 2015 North East Student Housing Awards.

Voted Newcastle and North East Student Hall of the Year 2015*, Union Square is an eight storey, 233 bed student accommodation located in Ouseburn, Newcastle upon Tyne. The development was completed in July 2014 opening its doors to students from almost 30 countries across the globe.

Alongside developers Adderstone Group and construction partners Brims Construction, Taemar began work in early 2013 to support the conversion of the former Tyneside Minimix site into an impressive purpose-built student apartment block covering 68,168 sq. ft. (6,333 sq. m).

Featuring a mix of luxury studio apartments and ensuite flats, students were able to choose to live independently or share with friends in high specification accommodation complete with ergonomic fixtures and fittings, generous storage and high quality furniture and finishing touches.

Taemar’s work included management of the installation of all fitted furniture, all bespoke joinery and all first and second fix joinery works.

Union Square is one of the highest specification student accommodation within Newcastle upon Tyne and is located on the doorstep of Northumbria University. The development is much sought-after by students studying in the city, offering the perfect combination of high quality living, incorporating comfort, security and style, in a great location from which to study and socialise.

*North East Student Housing Awards 2015

Project value £17 million
Completion date 2014
Project size 68,168 sq. ft. (6,333 sq.m)
Client Adderstone Group
Project Architect Ainsworth Spark Associates Ltd
Project Engineer James Christopher Lee Consulting Ltd

After a year of living here, I think Union Square is the best student accommodation in Newcastle.

Nishant Verma
Union Square Resident

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