The development is a student residential-led mixed-use scheme, with three towers of 28, 36 and 46 storeys providing 1,672 student beds and 80 residential apartments. A four-storey podium will include 41,000 sq.ft commercial office space, as well as ancillary residential, indoor soft play-space for children and retail.
The commercial office space will be capable of supporting a number of university departments and also flexible and affordable working, including space for start-up ventures that will enjoy cross fertilisation with academia. The intention is to create an environment like the successfully delivered BaseKX in St Pancras with University College London.
In addition to providing high-quality accommodation, the project aims to achieve exemplar sustainability credentials, targeting both BREEAM Outstanding and Passivhaus certification, which once achieved, will make it the largest Passivhaus development in Europe.