Plans approved for £75M Cardiff student accommodation project

WCN Editorial Team 21 Nov 2016 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Mace Developments has secured planning permission for a new £75M student housing project in Cardiff, UK.

The project, known as Glossop Halls, will be located in Cardiff’s student quarter near the university’s main campus and student union.

Mace will demolish the former West Wing of Cardiff Royal Infirmary and replace it with 644 student rooms and amenity space.

The 10-storey development, designed by The Kalyvides Partnership and approved by the Cardiff City Council Planning Committee, will offer 181 studios, 453 clusters and 10 apartments.

It will also include a multi-media and yoga room, a gym, a library, study space, and two retail units.

Mace Developments’ chief operating officer David Grover said: “The current availability of private sector student accommodation in Cardiff is generally considered below expected standards, so in delivering circa 650 new student accommodation beds, this scheme will also help reduce student demand for private housing in the area — a strong local authority preference.”

The building is expected to be ready for occupation before the 2019/20 academic year.

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