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500-room PBSA scheme gets the green light

A 500 room purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) scheme in Nottingham has been given the green light.

Jensco Group’s planning proposals to build a purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) scheme in Nottingham has been given the green light. The site is part of the ‘Southern Gateway’ – a city centre area seeing increasing development. It’s also on a largely cleared site between Traffic Street, Waterway Street West and Sheriffs Way.

“Traffic Street, a high-quality and sympathetic purpose-built student housing development on the edge of Nottingham City Centre, with 24-hour a day on-site management and fantastic transport links to both universities, will be our first scheme in the city, seeing us continue our investment in the East Midlands.”

Nigel Bobroff, Director, Jensco Group

The PBSA scheme will have two buildings of up to six floors and will include a total of 522 rooms – 62 shared cluster flats and 163 studios flats. The scheme will also include an event and cinema room, flexible spaces, communal areas in courtyards and a central street. 

“With 64,000 students predicted to be at Nottingham’s universities by 2021, this development will not only address the need to accommodate them, but also play an important role in returning local homes to family use and enhancing the local community.

“Nottingham City Council figures show that there are around 18,000 students living in family homes that have been converted to provide student housing in the city’s residential neighbourhoods. This development will help to free up these much-needed houses, while regenerating an important part of the city.” 

Nigel Bobroff, Director, Jensco Group

The site for the scheme has been vacant as a brownfield site and has a varied history – where Traffic Street has become unrecognisable from its past industrial history – but is home to the Castle Rock Brewery. It was also used to grow crocuses to harvest saffron before being the location of a former industrial print works. 

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