The London Borough of Brent has resolved to grant planning permission for Regal London to develop The Society, a range of new student homes with the aim of delivering an energy efficient, sustainable lifestyle for 349 residents.
The Society will deliver a mix of ensuite shared accommodation, studios and premium studios. 51% of beds will be nominated to a higher education institution, of which 35% will be affordable. Regal London aims to complete the development in time for the 2025/26 academic year.
Designed by JTP as a purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) scheme with focus on sustainability and wellness, the project is targeting BREEAM Excellent, WELL and WiredScore Platinum. The Society is set to become one of the first PBSA assets in the UK with Platinum accreditation for health and wellbeing.
As part of the inception of The Society, Regal London talked with over 50 students – through focus groups and online surveys. Respondents were supportive of open spaces, areas for quiet study and social interaction and connectivity to the wider area. The Society includes a rooftop garden, greened street-side terraces, gym, multi-use studio, lounge and dining space along with considered study spaces.
“With over 240,000 students in London currently unable to access high-quality PBSA, we are delighted to be making our debut into this exciting sector with The Society on High Road, Wembley.
“Our presence in the area is growing, following our successful start on site at Fulton & Fifth, it’s great to be continuing our collaborative relationship with Brent.”Steve Harrington, Planning Director, Regal London
The site is currently the location of Fairgate House and Pitman House on High Road, Wembley. Wembley has seen 20 years of regeneration, and is a destination known for its music, culture, food, sport and fashion. The Society is within a short walking distance of three stations – Wembley Park, Wembley Central and Wembley Stadium, offering Metropolitan, Jubilee, Bakerloo and Overground line access, and providing access to higher education institutions, including Russell Group universities.