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Halsmere Studios

Durable privacy solutions for premium student accommodation

Halsmere Studios, Camberwell, South London, provides premier student accommodation in a development consisting of 79 studio apartments and spanning both a period building and a modern development. Designed and finished to a high specification, Halsmere Studios required a versatile and intelligent window solution from Stansons that could unify the accommodation, and let residents choose privacy or comfortable natural light.

Durability and versatility

Empiric Student Property plc is an internally managed REIT that invests in premium student accommodation around the UK, with a focus on central locations serving top university towns and cities. Empiric has a long track record in the acquisition, development and management of student accommodation and prides itself on providing premium quality environments that are attractive, safe and comfortable and suitable for both studying and relaxing.

Empiric undertook a phased development of Halsmere Studios, London, which included a show apartment and re-development of all 79 self-contained studios and common room. The project required a window shading solution that would be durable, and versatile enough to offer occupants the choice of either vision with reduced solar glare, or full blackout for privacy.

The Stansons solution

The Stansons solution was to provide 119 Armour double roller blinds in a variety of widths and drops, providing a consistent appearance that would unify the varied windows of the development.

The blinds would carry both a Marston black-out fabric and Hattin 10% vision fabric, which was completely colourfast and fire retardant to BS5867.

The double roller blinds incorporated aluminium top tubes, anti-slip side winder controls via nickel plated ball chains, mechanical limit stops, white round aluminium bar and powder coated steel brackets.

Increased comfort, enhanced privacy

The innovative double roller solution allows the user to select natural light or privacy, enhancing the flexibility of interior space and how it is used. The solution not only ensured the practicality essential in student accommodation, it enhanced the premium feel of the development by presenting a consistent, elegant finish to all of the rooms.