Bildurn reveals plans for major student accommodation scheme in city centre

Sean Akins, founder of Bildurn, has recently announced his team is nearing the end of its Station Street redevelopment

Nottingham developer Bildurn has unveiled plans to build a 292-bed student accommodation scheme on Huntingdon Street in the city.

The development, designed by Franklin Ellis and called Huntingdon Street Central, will be seven floors in height and, should the scheme receive planning permission, be built on land currently occupied by Archer Accident Group and Halfords.

While the scheme will require the demolition of four dilapidated buildings, the Archer Accident building, which was formerly Playland Amusements, will have its façade retained and restored as part of the works.

Bildurn’s proposal includes a total of 292 beds in a mixture of cluster apartments with shared kitchen and living facilities, and self-contained studio apartments. There is expected to be a ratio of around 60% cluster bedrooms to 40% self-contained studios.

Bildurn has opened a public consultation on the scheme before it submits a planning application.