As the University of Gloucestershire expanded student accommodation had become limited around the city. This scheme provides 78 student bed-sits including a warden’s flat over two phases. Each floor has two clusters of flats each with a communal kitchen and lounge. The design was developed closely with the clients to ensure all of their requirements were catered for.
Situated within a residential area in Cheltenham, noise and massing would be a problem for residents, therefore the building was set back from the street and ensured a management policy was put in place.
The building is constructed with super insulated timber frame, Eternit cladding, Brick work, through coloured render and aluminium windows.
The design brief was to create a contemporary building sympathetic with its immediate surroundings. Cheltenham generally has many architectural styles but nothing stands out more than Regency Architecture, which informed the scheme’s design. Long and detailed planning meetings were held to ensure the design was right as well as public consultations ensuring we reassured any concerns local residents had. Phase 2 is due to start in the next 12 months.