Plans submitted for huge student accommodation scheme

How the new Traffic Street scheme will look

Following a public consultation, plans have been formally submitted a huge development of purpose-built student accommodation on a largely cleared site between Traffic Street, Waterway Street West and Sheriffs Way in Nottingham

Jensco Group wants to build two blocks of accommodation for up to 522 students on the site. The development would feature a mix of studio apartments and clustered bedrooms.

Parts of the building will be split into into three storeys, and others up to six. The taller elements of the scheme will be set back from the Traffic Street roadside.

Public artwork will be incorporated into the design on Waterway Street West. The scheme will also include an events space, cinema room and cycle parking.

Speaking in January, Nigel Bobroff, director at Jensco Group, said: “Jensco Group has a significant knowledge of the East Midlands with developments including the award-winning One Friar Gate Square for the University of Derby School of Law and Social Sciences and Agard Court, student housing also for University of Derby.

“Traffic Street, a high-quality and sympathetic purpose-built student housing development on the edge of Nottingham City Centre, with 24-hour a day on-site management and fantastic transport links to both universities, will be our first scheme in the city, seeing us continue our investment in the East Midlands.

“With 64,000 students predicted to be at Nottingham’s universities by 2021, this development will not only address the need to accommodate them, but also play an important role in returning local homes to family use and enhancing the local community.

“Nottingham City Council figures show that there are around 18,000 students living in family homes that have been converted to provide student housing in the city’s residential neighbourhoods. This development will help to free up these much-needed houses, whilst regenerating an important part of the city.”