9 December 2014

Student accommodation new build gets the go ahead in latest Plymouth regeneration scheme

Posted by Mike Hall Regional Director and Board Director

Jefferson Sheard Architects has obtained planning permission for a mixed-use student accommodation scheme at Crescent Point, Plymouth on behalf of Pickstock Construction and Trathen Properties.

The development will consist of one 14 storey block and one 11 storey block, located immediately to the north of the Hoe Conservation Area. Much attention has been paid by Jefferson Sheard to provide a contemporary design which is sympathetic to the local context – the site is surrounded by a number of listed buildings and two Registered Parks and Gardens.

Jefferson Sheard’s Regional Director and Project Director, Mike Hall, commented:

“We are very pleased to have designed this exciting mixed use scheme as part of the regeneration of Plymouth. We’ve produced a high quality design solution to a challenging constrained site and I look forward to seeing works commencing on site.”

This project is the latest addition to Jefferson Sheard’s extensive portfolio of expertise in the Student Accommodation sector. The award-winning practice completed Opal 1 in Leeds in 2008 and has since gone on to design student accommodation schemes across the UK, including Wilmslow Park, Manchester; Tufnell Park, London and Mile End Road, London. The practice has recently completed the first phase of the £36.0m scheme at King Edward Quay in Colchester this month, has further projects on site at Egham, Guildford and Cambridge, and is working on a 250-bed scheme at Leeds Trinity University which will open to the students in 2015.

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