Sunday, July 3, 2022

Plans in for 692-unit student scheme in Nottingham

Proposals for a 692-unit purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) scheme in Nottingham city centre, on the site of the former Royal Mail sorting office, have been submitted.

The plans, lodged with Nottingham City Council at the end of last week, propose the demolition of the current disused and significantly degraded building, which has been vacant for nearly 20 years, and the construction of a new contemporary scheme, varying from 12 to 15 storeys in height

Situated on the corner of Bath Street and Cowan Street, the development – named the Bendigo Building – is adjacent to St. Mary’s Rest Gardens and will consist of a mix of studio apartments, four, five and six-bedroom clusters and disabled studio rooms.

The scheme will also incorporate indoor amenities such as a residents lounge and reception area, gym, study and games rooms, as well as landscaped courtyard garden with outdoor seating, recreational and outdoor exercise equipment, basement parking for 55 vehicles and 312 cycle storage spaces.

Two commercial units, located on the ground floor, have also been proposed as an additional amenity for residents and the neighbouring community.

The scheme also contains sustainability features, such as air source heat pumps, photovoltaic (PV) roof panels and electric vehicle charging points.

Once underway the Bendigo Building will create around 300 jobs during the construction phase – and 40 full-time positions when fully operational.

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