DPP has secured planning permission on behalf of Cassidy Group for a new purpose-built student accommodation development at 66 London Road, Nottingham. The development, known as ‘Chainey Place’, comprises 245 high-quality student bedrooms with a mix of cluster beds and studios.
The development will complete the local plan allocation, which is for a mix of residential and student accommodation on this city centre site. This application for student accommodation follows the earlier completion of Saffron Court, a 350-unit residential apartment building which was previously built out by Cassidy Group on the other part of the allocation site.
The new student development at Chainey Place is formed by a new 8-storey building which steps down to and integrates with a retained 2-storey Victorian façade fronting London Road. The design of the new building comprising of red brick neatly ties in with the retained facade and the surrounding character of the area.
The development will deliver policy compliant contributions towards affordable housing, open space and employment and skills.
DPP worked closely with Cassidy Group, Maber Architects, Fed3, Betts Hydro and Nottingham City Council to secure this latest permission, DPP’s fifth PBSA consent in the city in the past four years.
Speaking about the consent, Tom Molyneux-Wright, Principal Planner at DPP said:
Over the past four years, DPP has been at the forefront of delivering purpose-built student accommodation in Nottingham. With this latest success, we have secured planning permission for over 2,000 student rooms across five different locations and more than 1,000 of these are already occupied. These consents offer comfortable modern living for students in Nottingham and contribute towards the Council’s self-identified need for more purpose-built student accommodation to take the pressure off existing housing stock.
Images: Maber Architects