Crown Place Student residence comprises of 3 distinct buildings with 2 glazed towers at the heart of the development acting as way finding nodes into the campus. The scheme accommodates 1259 students and offers a variety of en-suite room types to suit all needs. Blocks 1 and 2 are designed around private courtyards which create break out spaces and relaxations areas. The scheme is designed to achieve ‘BREEAM’ Excellent and has an EPC rating of ‘A’ whilst views afforded from the higher levels look down on green roofs to the lower levels creating a path work garden.
The external façades take inspiration from the local vernacular to create a high quality streetscape. Glass Reinforced Concrete envelops the upper levels along the busy vehicular routes reflecting local use of Portland stone and is anchored into the site with contrasting dark blue masonry.
The inner courtyards have been treated in a durable High Pressure Laminate cladding to create a much softer feel. The towers themselves are designed as a fully glazed envelop and reflect the surrounding environment as they reach skywards culminating at 9 storeys with fantastic views across the campus and the city.
Photography Credit: Paul McMullin
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