The scheme was to redevelop the site into a modern and bespoke 8 storey student accommodation block with associated management facilities and amenties. The accommodation houses approximately 270 students in 196 ensuite and non-ensuite units, ranging in mix from two to nine bedroom cluster flats. The development was proposed to be a zero car development and has limited car parking availability. There is secure cycle parking provided on site and a landscaped courtyard offering secure and sheltered amenity space at the heart of the building, away from the busy surrounding streets.
There is a degree of permeability through this courtyard, with both a main entrance from Powis Place and a secondary entrance from Canal Road offering glimpses of the interior. All the main circulation stairs are accessed from the courtyard, ensuring that the space is lively and well used.
- Winner of the RIAS Award for Best In Residential Category.
- Winner of the Saltire Housing Design Award
Carson & Partners
Mechanical and Electrical Services Design