Urban regeneration specialist creating tomorrow’s city living, Vita Group reveals its first CGIs of its new purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) concept – House of Social, alongside its proposed plans in the First Street masterplan at plot 10b.
House of Social is the student house re-imagined. Designed for second- and third-year students who have established friendship groups, each ‘House’ is centred around an open plan kitchen and lounge space, designed to bring housemates together with large ensuite bedrooms on either side.
Each room has been carefully designed to provide the ultimate student room, including both casual study space and a more formal desk, plenty of storage space and its own en-suite bathroom. Some larger studio apartments are also available, each with its own small kitchen.
In total, the proposed First Street development will deliver 576 beds – a mix of 76 six-bedroom clusters and 24 five-bedroom clusters. The proposal includes a provision for 86 affordable rooms, along with 24 accessible studios.
Complementing the student accommodation and the wider First Street masterplan, plans include an active ground floor food hall creating approximately 1,304sqm of commercial space, ideal for local independent food brands to build their business, it will offer around 400 covers and create approximately 30 front of house jobs if approved.
“We’re delighted to bring forward these exciting new plans for our new student brand House of Social, adding to the First Street masterplan and complementing our neighbouring Vita Student offering. House of Social is the student house re-imagined, bringing students together at the most important time in their life and giving them the opportunity to make life-long friends whilst excelling in their studies.”Max Bielby, Chief Operating Officer, Vita Group