Plan submitted for 692-bed student accommodation project in UK

WCN Editorial Team 27 Apr 2021 EUROPE BUILDINGS

UK-based property developer Godwin Developments has submitted plans for a new 692-bed student accommodation scheme in Nottingham, the UK.

The proposed development, named the Bendigo Building, will see demolition of the existing degraded building and construction of blocks ranging from 12 to 15-storeys.

Located on the corner of Bath Street and Cowan Street, the new scheme will comprise a mix of modern studio apartments, four, five and six-bedroom clusters as well as disabled studio rooms.

It will also include a spacious residents lounge, reception area, gym, study and games rooms as well as two commercial units on the ground floor.

Bendigo Building will also incorporate landscaped courtyard garden with outdoor seating, recreational and outdoor exercise equipment as well as basement parking for 55 vehicles along with 312 cycle storage spaces.

The new scheme will also be equipped with air source heat pumps, photovoltaic (PV) roof panels and electric vehicle charging points.

Additionally, the development is located in close proximity to Nottingham city centre, Nottingham Trent University and Sneinton Market.

The project is estimated to create nearly 300 jobs during the construction phase and 40 full-time jobs when it is completely operational.

Godwin Developments development director Matt Chandler said: “The city is a key UK hub for higher education, with an ever-growing student population. As a business with a local presence, we recognise the substantial contribution that young people make to its potential.

“With the number of full-time students expected to increase by approximately 28% in the next few years, there is a clear requirement for more dedicated student spaces where young people can live, study, and play together.

“The Bendigo Building will cater to these needs while also freeing up traditional housing stock, allowing homes to return to their intended family use – responding to the aspirations of many local residents.”

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Rendering of the Bendigo Building in Nottingham, the UK. Credit: Godwin Group.

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