In Completed, Student Accommodation

As the new academic year starts, four purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) schemes which DPP have secured planning permission for have opened, totalling 1,506 new student beds.

The four schemes recently opened comprise:

Bradley Court, Cardiff

On behalf of Vita, DPP secured planning permission in 2016 for the development of a 19/15 storey tower and 8 storey wing PBSA building along with conversion of the adjoining listed villa at 11 Park Place. Located in an area deemed as ‘highly sensitive’ by Cardiff Council, the consent overcame significant constraints. Designed by Fielden Clegg Bradley Associates and constructed by Kier, the development will accommodate 401 no. students, creating a new landmark opposite the civic centre.

Fish Strand Hill, Falmouth

DPP secured planning permission at appeal in 2017 for Investin Plc, for 112no. purpose-built student accommodation studios.

This consent overcame a refusal by the LPA based on locational and design concerns. Designed by ECE Westworks, the scheme sits in the heart of the historic fishing town, blending contemporary design with historic reference points.

Deakins Place, Nottingham

On behalf Cassidy Group, DPP secured planning permission in 2019 for 703no. purpose-built student accommodation en-suite rooms at Deakins Place, Nottingham. Designed by Maber and built by Bowmer + Kirkland, the site has been acquired by Student Roost to complement their existing presence in the city.

Whilst planning permission was granted by the Council unanimously, the application was not straightforward. With the site being within Flood Zone 3, mitigation towards flood improvement works to satisfy officers and the Environment Agency that development is appropriate.

Curzon Circle, Birmingham

On behalf of Reuben & Morgan Ltd, DPP obtained planning permission for the development of a 15-storey 290no. bed PBSA development on Curzon Circle, Birmingham.

Located in an area previously deemed unsuitable for a tall building, DPP overcame significant barriers to secure this consent.

The site has since been acquired by Torsion and stands proud adjacent to the emerging HS2 railway line.

DPP has delivered consent for over 5,000 student beds over the past four years, acting for developers, operators and Universities.

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