The new build 5 storey student accommodation scheme for our client Catsup Property Group is located on the corner of Russell Street and Forest Road West in Nottingham – a well-established area for Student Accommodation. The brownfield site is located on the periphery of the City Centre and is close to both Nottingham Trent University and The University of Nottingham.
The project consists of 210 en-suite bedrooms arranged in four, five and six bed cluster flats and also includes individual studio apartments. The flats are split between two blocks, A & B which are accessed from the street. Block A has a ground floor management suite, Laundry and common room facing onto the prominent Forest Road West. To the rear of the building is a courtyard providing bike storage, seating and limited car parking.
The buildings have been constructed using a structural SFS frame with the facades being finished predominantly in a brick cladding system with feature sections finished in timber or zinc cladding. Special attention has been given to the window surrounds and detailing as quality of design and workmanship was required to satisfy the planning authority in order to obtain planning approval.