Major student scheme set to be delayed

How the new building will look

Plasn to build a 280-bedroom student block have been delayed for at least a year, understands.

Project Xenia, which was given planning consent in March, is set to be built on the University of Nottingham’s Jubilee campus, but now won’t be ready until at least the summer of 2022, sources have told us.

The scheme, which will be built next to Southwell Hall, has been designed by Maber architects.

Around 1,100 staff are based on Jubilee Campus and some 8,500 either full- or part-time students.

Until 2017 the site was occupied by warehouses and landing bays as part of John Player & Sons Triumph Road Stores. The haulage depot was absorbed in the the Raleigh Industries factory complex which operated until the mid-1990s when the section to the West of Triumph Road was demolished to make way for the Jubilee Campus.

Xenia will be the University’s first undergraduate self-catered halls of residence.