Residential Case Study

The East Slope Student Village, Sussex

Project Background

The East Slope Student Village is a development of 32 buildings of three to six storey flats and three to four storey town houses accommodating 2,113 beds for students at the University of Sussex. Demolition of existing buildings commenced for the redevelopment of a lightweight steel frame mixed-use facility which includes a kitchen, student hub and retail space. Due to the steep slope of the site, a 30,000m³ of bulk excavation was required and buildings were arranged in linear blocks. The BREEAM Excellent rated development was designed to blend with the existing Sir Basil Spence campus and includes grassland as an environmental impact measure.


Cellecta’s ScreedBoard 28 was specified by Pascall+Watson due to its excellent impact and airborne acoustic performance. ScreedBoard was recognised in the housebuilder awards and took home the winner’s award for ‘best internal/interior product’.


Balfour Beatty was awarded this 30,000m² contract for this student accommodation in Sussex.




Balfour Beatty

Type of Construction


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Products Installed

  ScreedBoard 28


ScreedBoard 28 was used providing unrivalled acoustic performance.”

Products Installed Information


ScreedBoard 28