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Press Releases

From trade shows to breaking ground at new sites, read all the latest construction news from Opto Property Group in our dedicated press release section.

Construction images and video from Opto Student Newcastle

Opto Property Group is pleased to report that the construction of its latest purpose-built student accommodation development is on track.


Construction of Opto Student Newcastle began towards the end of 2017 and since then, all work has progressed on site in line with the timeframe which is in place.


Here is a summary of the latest work that has been conducted on site (as of July 2018):


  • Sheet piles complete
  • Foundations complete
  • The tower crane has been erected
  • The steel frame erection complete
  • Intumescent paint on steel frame 50% complete
  • Steel decking and stud welding is complete
  • Concrete poured on Levels 1 – 7
  • Blockwork for outbuilding 90% complete
  • Order placed for cladding


A video of the concrete pour was filmed by a member of the Opto Property Group team, to watch the video, click play.



As you can see from the video and the latest construction images from the site, work continues at a steady pace, with completion due in September 2019.


Opto Student Newcastle


Following on from Opto Property Group’s award-winning student property developments in Luton, Opto Student Newcastle is the fourth purpose-built project.


Comprising 227 self-contained studio apartments, Opto Student Newcastle has been tailored to appeal the city’s large student population and will offer high quality rooms to people studying in Newcastle.


Community is at the heart of a development in this sector which is why this project will feature a selection of shared amenities for residents to enjoy. The design created by Opto Property Group has been tailored to the needs of students to create a build that will stand the test of time. The large project will include an on-site gym, communal games and relaxation rooms, study and meeting areas, a cinema room, a landscaped courtyard, private dining rooms, a reception and an outdoor building to host events.