Works start on Unite’s greenest PBSA scheme, Bromley Place

Works have started on Unite Students' green focussed Bromley Place purpose-built student accommodation scheme in Nottingham.

Site map of where the Nottingham-based Bromley Place PBSA will be situated | PBSA News
Site map of where the Nottingham-based Bromley Place PBSA will be situated.

Student accommodation provider Unite Students has started construction works for Bromley Place, one of its greenest purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) schemes to date. The £34m development is set to have the lowest embodied carbon of any development in the company’s current and recent pipeline.

Home to a former Argos store located on Lower Parliament Street in Nottingham, Bromley Place will be Unite Students’ first new-build development aimed exclusively at postgraduate students from Nottingham’s two leading universities. Delivering 271 student beds, the PBSA project will incorporate the repairing and repurposing of an existing late-Victorian three-storey building, preserving historic features from the original site.

A low-carbon cement substitute – containing ground granulated blast furnace slag – will be used in the build. Low energy LED lighting and high efficiency heating and cooling systems will also be used, further improving the environmental performance of Bromley Place. 

As well as newly designed bedrooms with brand-new bathroom pods, the scheme will feature residential amenity and study spaces, including a roof terrace. Bromley Place is expected to be ready in time for the start of the 2024/25 academic year.

“We’re thrilled to begin work on Bromley Place, located in the city centre of Nottingham, which has been designed to appeal to postgraduate students. The project has the lowest embodied carbon of all our pipeline properties and allows us to take a further step towards meeting our aspirations of becoming net zero carbon by 2030 in both development and operation. It is our first new-build property dedicated to mature students only and a very welcome addition to our portfolio in the city. We look forward to welcoming students in the 2024/25 academic year. Once open, Unite Students will be able to cater for the increased number of postgraduate students seeking to study in the vibrant city of Nottingham attending the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University.”

Tom Brewerton, Group Development Director, Unite Students

Bromley Place adds to Unite Students’ Nottingham city presence, which includes 705-bed Morriss House which is due to open in time for the start of the 2023/24 academic year.