Green light for 600-bed Coventry student flats

Hamish Champ

Completion of the Crosslane scheme is expected in time for the 2019/2020 academic year

Crosslane Student Developments has secured planning consent to deliver a 583-bed purpose-built student accommodation development on Friar’s Road in Coventry. 

Completion of the scheme is expected in time for the 2019/2020 academic year. Prime Student Living, the student accommodation lettings and operational management arm of Crosslane, has been charged with achieving full occupancy before practical completion.

Crosslane has appointed Day Architectural as the architects for the development.

The latest planning thumbs-up follows Crosslane’s recent securing of conditional planning consent to deliver a new 117-bed purpose-built student accommodation development in Leeds.

The site in Coventry is of cleared derelict land and is just to the south of Coventry city centre, a short walk to Coventry University campus. The new purpose-built, high specification 19-storey student accommodation scheme will comprise 140 studios and 443 en-suite cluster flats and dedicated communal areas, including a common room, study room, gym, cinema, kitchen-dining room and a private outdoor courtyard. 

Mike Moran, Crosslane Student Developments’ development manager, said planning consent followed “extensive engagement with the local planning authority on the design and a public consultation event that Crosslane hosted for local residents.

“The proposed scheme will act as a gateway from the station into the heart of the city centre and is a short walk to Coventry University. At 583 beds, the scheme will be a significant contribution to easing the supply/demand fundamentals which persist for purpose-built student accommodation in the city.”

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