Paragon is a major regeneration project providing 839 beds of student accommodation, 214 key worker apartments for rent and sale, and a new university campus including retail. NHHG own and manage the now completed development using a special purpose vehicle, which lets the campus facility to Thames Valley University. The site was developed by Berkeley First, utilising modern methods of construction. ikon Consultancy led the project as client project director, coordinating all aspects including construction, sales and lettings of key worker homes, the partnership with TVU and Berkeley First, and establishing the long-term management arrangement.
Ikon Consultancy’s initial brief was to act as client project Director to deliver Paragon on behalf of the client, reporting to the Group Director of Operations. ikon set up and managed a multidisciplinary team, including a Sales and marketing team. Furthermore, ikon established a strong partnership with Thames Valley University, for whom the success of Paragon is key to their evolution. ikon is able to add additional value through their technical and marketing support to secure successful outcomes for the client.