Green light for over 940 student rooms in Nottingham

Jensco's Wilford Road scheme in Nottingham

Proposals for almost 1,000 student rooms across two sites in Nottingham were given the go-ahead by Nottingham City Council’s planning committee on Wednesday afternoon (July 19).

Plans to build a major student accommodation scheme on the site of the former Sentinel building in the Southside regeneration area of Nottingham were voted through by councillors.

The scheme, by developer Jensco, includes 356 bedrooms made up of 222 cluster rooms, 112 studios and 22 studio suites, has been designed by CPMG and will reach 17 storeys at its tallest point.

In 2020, plans to build a 183 apartments on the site were shelved.

KMRE Group had previously submitted plans to build the scheme, which was planned to be 15 storeys in places.

Sentinel House was previously three-storey light industrial works, with a goods yard at the east end of the site. It was demolished in 2008 and the site has been vacant since. It is unsurfaced and in temporary use as a car park.

Planning permission for a mixed-use office and retail scheme has been twice approved (in 2007 and 2011) – but the scheme was neither time built.

Hyson Green Developments’ scheme

Meanwhile, plans for a huge student accommodation complex on a historic industrial site in Nottingham will see almost 600 bed spaces being brought forward in the city.

Hyson Green Developments will build the scheme on Norton Street in the Radford area of Nottingham.

The plans outline a seven-storey scheme on the historic original site of the John Player & Sons factory. It will include 587 student bedrooms within 116 apartments and include a “green heart”.

The accommodation blocks will be run by The Student Lodge – the company behind the Radford House, Adam and Burton House and Provident Works schemes in the same area of the city.

The site is currently a redundant car park.

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