A new purpose built student accommodation scheme at the heart of Beeston town centre designed to encourage a vibrant welcoming community.



Cassidy Group
Residential - Student

Located in close proximity to the University of Nottingham’s main campus, the new development offers the perfect student environment. Conveniently located adjacent to the Beeston tram stop and to the recently completed Arc Cinema and retail complex, the scheme will also benefit from the beautifully landscaped public plaza between the Cinema and the proposed building.


The accommodation will provide a total of 419 studio bedrooms as well as a double height commercial / retail unit at ground floor level facing the cinema. The studios will be of varying sizes to suit different student needs and will offer a high quality finish. Amenity facilities include social spaces, lounge areas, quiet study spaces as well as a landscaped roof terrace along Middle Street. The aim is to create an environment where students feel safe and one that enriches their student experience.


The proposed scheme is formed of four blocks, arranged around a central landscaped courtyard that provides additional outdoor social space. The building rises in height, stepping up gradually from 2-storeys to the tallest point at 8-storeys along Station Road to create a landmark corner at the junction of Station Road and Middle Street. This corner will act as a gateway into the town centre from the south and Beeston Station.


The four blocks will each be constructed of a different colour brick of complementary colours, and will be articulated by the use of vertical set-backs that create depth and dimension and break the massing. Feature recessed brickwork panels and textured brickwork at lower levels add visual interest and feature bronze coloured metal spandrel panels add a sleek and modern element to the whole design.



The scheme will complete Phase III of Broxtowe Borough Council’s Beeston Square Redevelopment and fulfil the Council’s aim to boost visitor numbers and support the night time and retail economy alongside creating new accommodation aimed specifically for students, freeing up housing for people looking to buy property in the town.