An impressive 703 bedroom, riverside development, providing student accommodation in Radford, Nottingham.

 
Location:
Nottingham
Services:

Architecture

Interiors

Landscape

Budget:
£29.5m
Client:
Cassidy Group
Sector:
Residential - Student
 

The seven storey purpose built development comprises of cluster bedrooms in groups ranging from 5-8 persons, plus 85 individual studios occupying most of the top floor level, allowing a setback to be achieved. The cluster kitchen / living spaces are located at the feature corners to optimise the views and natural light.

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The creation of a shared, landscaped, linear garden, fronting an enhanced River Leen, creates a distinct wellness approach to the site. The flood storage requirements for this area require the formation of embankments to temporarily contain overflow water, and students are encouraged to use the areas in the better weather, enhancing the occupants experience of the location.

Additionally, a sculptural shared social space, as well as individual amenity areas within each of the three building wings provide plenty of social areas for the students, all with views over the new garden and River Leen.

 

The use of robust materials of mellow appearance and variable colour palette enables the elements of the elevations to create an interesting variety of facades, within a strong framework, that provides interest through the longer elevations.

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Associated ancillary site management and staff facilities are incorporated within the scheme. On-site drop-off and accessible parking is provided on Deakins Place and cycle parking facilities are provided on the North part of the site.

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The project is located in close proximity to the University of Nottingham’s Jubilee and University Park Campuses as well as many local amenities and existing student accommodation.