The scheme would be five and six storeys high and include a mix of cluster apartments and studios
Plans have been submitted for another big student scheme in Nottingham. Urban Developments (York) Ltd’s Engage student brand wants to build a 297 bedroom complex in the city’s Southside Regeneration Area.
The scheme, designed by Leeds based Brewster Bye Architects, would be five and six storeys high and include a mix of cluster apartments and studios.
Pending planning, the developer hopes to have it built by the summer of 2023.
Brendon Hutchinson, managing director of Urban Group (York) said the site is currently occupied by two industrial units and a parking area, and was historically used as a sawmill.
He said: This is fantastic site to be involved with, in a key area of Nottingham city centre that is benefitting from large amounts of investment and regeneration.
It’s also just a short walk from the city centre, Nottingham station and the tram network, which links it with Nottingham Trent University and The University of Nottingham, making it an ideal location for students to live, Hutchinson said. There is also particularly strong demand in Nottingham for this type of development.
The city is widely recognised as one of the UK’s best university cities with a substantial and expanding student population who want high quality homes with exceptional communal facilities in vibrant locations, he said.
Crucially, this type of development also frees up traditional housing stock for local people and families, which makes it a particularly exciting opportunity, he said.
Mark Henderson, director at Brewster Bye Architects, said: Submitting this planning application follows a successful pre-application process with Nottingham City Council and this development now has the potential to be a significant piece of the jigsaw in the regeneration of both Traffic Street and Nottingham’s Southside Regeneration Area.
He said: We’ve specifically designed the development to create a strong frontage onto Traffic Street, whilst also complementing surrounding developments and providing breathing space between neighbouring buildings via two generous landscaped courtyards at either side of the scheme.
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