Unite Students, the leader in student accommodation across the UK, has received approval to start building the 700 bed student accommodation center at Derby Road in Nottingham, located next to the University campus from Nottingham.
Total development is expected to reach Â£ 57million, according to Unite, and the facility will be ready for residents in the 2023/2024 academic year.
The installation will target BREEAM Excellent standards and net zero carbon in operations through custom design, implementation of solar panels and all-electric heating technique including air-source heat pumps.
The group’s property manager, Nick Hayes, expressed his joy in getting permission to continue development, saying Unite intends to provide high quality student accommodation that complements the surrounding area.
“The development reflects our strategy to increase our alignment with the strongest universities and will help improve operational efficiency through scaling up in Nottingham,” Hayes said.
In addition, he added that Unite Students are also excited to support the future growth of the University of Nottingham as it is one of the leading universities in the UK.
Currently, the student accommodation organization will support The Island Quarter’s intergenerational housing plans, which are already being implemented, with rental apartments in phase B, while part of the facility will be devoted to family housing.
Conygar Property Manager Christopher Ware said The Island Quarter’s goal is true intergenerational living, with convenient housing and accommodations for everyone.
Another planning company, ROK Planning, said the project envisioned bed spaces and other flexible floor spaces strategically planned to meet the needs of students.
“The development responds to a strategically identified need in an appropriate and sustainable area, offering well-designed and high-quality student beds and flexible commercial space that will create jobs, contribute to the economy, improve access to spaces open and promote sustainable forms of transport, “ ROK spokesperson said.
The facility is expected to be built at Derby’s Road, where three car dealers (Jaguar, Toyota and Lexus) operate.
While Jaguar has moved to a new facility in Enterprise Way, Toyota and Lexus are moving to the old Jaguar space, leaving their two dealerships open, a city council report said.
The old showroom and Jaguar garage will be retained, allowing Lexus and Toyota to move into this space while other buildings and structures will be demolished. Two new buildings – three to six stories high – are constructed, creating 700 student beds and shared common areas.
The new program is slated to open in September 2023 and offer high-profile lounges with views over Nottingham.