iQ Bristol

Taking student living to new heights

iQ Bristol: Case Study Summary

Client Location Sector Main Contractor
iQ Student Accommodation Bristol Student Accommodation Watkin Jones Group

iQ Bristol offers state-of-the-art private student accommodation to those studying in Bristol. It offers an exceptional city-centre location, a choice of apartment types, social hubs and on-site facilities including a laundry and a building management office.

The building contains 361 bed spaces in 36 clusters, including 217 studio flats. With 11 floors of light gauge frame sitting upon a first floor podium, Sigmat believes this is currently the UK’s tallest completed light gauge steel frame building. The Sigmat team completed the multi-level scheme in just 17 weeks.

Resident students at iQ Bristol regularly enjoy the development’s modern amenities, in which they can relax and unwind with friends and fellow students. It is said that the scheme offers a ‘brilliant social atmosphere’.




weeks frame erection


studio flats


bed spaces

The expertise of Sigmat in delivering an 11-storey light gauge steel solution was a key component in the success of this landmark project. We were delighted by the practical and time-saving advantages of using a light gauge frame.

Andy McDonough, Deputy Managing Director (Student Accommodation) and Commercial Director, Watkin Jones Group
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