In Permission secured, Student Accommodation

On behalf of Cassidy Group UK Ltd, DPP has secured planning and listed building consent for the conversion of the Grade II listed former St Chads Hospital and construction of new buildings at St Chads House in Edgbaston, Birmingham.

With a mix of cluster and studio units, the development will cater to the diverse needs of students, including the post-graduate market. As well as the conversion of the listed buildings, the consent includes the development of three new buildings, in total creating 236 student accommodation units.

Working closely with the Council’s planning, design, and conservation officers, the design by Maber Architects respects the historical significance of the Grade II listed buildings whilst securing their long-term future.

By infilling the gaps in the streetscape and incorporating harmonious brickwork, the design seamlessly integrates the new buildings into their existing surroundings. The generous space between the buildings means there will also be an increase in the greenery, enhancing the overall environment for residents.

Reflecting the extensive engagement with the LPA, the application received unanimous approval from Birmingham’s planning committee.

Speaking about the consent, Tom Molyneux-Wright of DPP said:

DPP led comprehensive pre-application engagement with Council officers during the early design stages was key to securing support from both officers and the committee. This milestone brings DPP’s total of approved student beds in Birmingham to over 1,000 in recent years.

Images: Maber Architects

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