Following an extensive design competition and being shortlisted from 120 submissions, GNA were awarded the Chamberlain Hall contract in April 2012.

The new building provides 726 student bedrooms, split into 5 and 6 en-suite bedroomed clusters, and 1-bedroom studios. The design ensures every inch of space is utilised, with bespoke furniture maximising storage.

The whole project consists of 3 linear wings, housing student flats, with shared gardens and recreational spaces, as well as  a 21-storey tower housing student flats and studios with a bar, restaurant and conference space on the ground floor.

As a result of the integration of solar thermal and voltaic panels along with CHP providing heat and hot water to the development and neighbouring buildings, the project is now the most sustainable residences at the University.