The Reservoir Student Accommodation, Plymouth

Jefferson Sheard Architects are appointed as Executive Architect to deliver a new student accommodation development in the heart of Plymouth City Centre.

Working with clients Ace Student Living and Pure Projects, the scheme provides a total of 66 bedrooms comprising of studios and a cluster apartment. In addition, a commercial unit is located at ground floor fronting onto North Hill.

Located next to the renowned Drakes Reservoir, with its rich historical significance, and in close proximity to the University Campus, this site offers an ideal setting for student life. The building is designed to cater to the needs of modern students and the occupants will enjoy stunning views of the reservoir and the picturesque Plymouth skyline.

The architectural composition of the building exhibits a thoughtfully crafted design language that harmonizes with its surroundings. The structure consists of a series of stepped forms, carefully articulated to complement the existing context of the area. Drawing inspiration from the architectural heritage of Plymouth, the building's frontages are adorned with expansive sections of Plymouth Limestone. This choice of locally sourced material serves to anchor the building within its historic environment, while adding a sense of depth and richness to its high-quality aesthetics.

The development will open its door to the September 2023 student intake.


  • Student Accommodation


Ace Student Living and Pure Projects


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