204 students bedroom scheme granted planning permission

A developer has announces that its plans for a purpose-built student accommodation scheme in Bristol city centre have been granted planning permission.

Located on Freestone Road, alongside the railway line into Temple Meads station, the Host scheme will sit directly opposite the new Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus, which is currently being developed by the University of Bristol, and a catalyst for the wider redevelopment of Bristol Temple Quarter, the UK’s largest regeneration site.

The 204 bedrooms will be split across four buildings of six and eight storeys, linked by a series of footbridges, and be supplemented by a range of high quality, shared social spaces, amenities and facilities.

Designed by the Bristol office of Chapman Taylor architects, the scheme complements the industrial heritage of the wider Silverthorne Lane area. It will be delivered by the commercial property specialist Tiger Developments, sister company to Host and part of the O’ Flynn Group.

Freestone Road will be the second student accommodation development to be brought forward by Host, following approval in July 2022 for its Avon Street scheme, which will see 471 new bedrooms delivered by August 2026, in a major boost to the wider regeneration plans for the St Philip’s Marsh area of Bristol.

John Nesbitt, managing director at Host Student Housing Ltd, said:  “This development of much needed, high quality student accommodation will support the regeneration of Bristol Temple Quarter and the University’s ambitious vision for its new Enterprise Campus. Students will have a safe, stylish and professionally managed place to live in the heart of one of the most exciting cities in which to study in the UK.”

Savills’ Bristol office acted as planning consultants.


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