In Newcastle, Student Accommodation

On behalf of Vita Student and Barker & Stonehouse Limited, DPP have submitted a planning application for the creation of 260 purpose built student accommodation units at Leazes Park Road in Newcastle upon Tyne

The application proposes the demolition of the former Barker & Stonehouse building and creation of high quality development including the change of use of the Strawberry House.

Designed by Ryder Architecture, the proposals will redevelop the vacant building for the delivery of a modern, high quality PBSA scheme in a highly sustainable location. The scheme will help meet the existing need for student accommodation in the City and will expand Vita’s existing popular student offer in the City. The scheme will also provide many environmental benefits including significant public realm improvements, as well as promoting sustainability through the ‘Be Lean, Be Clean, Be Green’ approach.

The proposed scheme will provide 260 bedrooms, spread across 6 floors. The bedrooms will be provided as individual studios, and will comprise of a bed, ensuite, kitchenette and study area. In addition, the proposal will also provide generous amenity space for its residents, both internally and externally.

Speaking about the proposals, Helen Marks, Director at DPP, said:

DPP is delighted to have submitted this proposed new Purpose Built Student Accommodation Scheme, which will help meet the need for student accommodation in the City.

Images: Ryder Architecture

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