Green light given to McLaren Property’s Bournemouth PBSA

McLaren Property has been given the go-ahead to develop a new student scheme in the heart of beach town Bournemouth.

McLaren Property has been approved to develop a new PBSA scheme in Bournemouth | PBSA News
McLaren Property has been approved to develop a new PBSA scheme in Bournemouth.

Residential and student accommodation developer McLaren Property secures planning permission to develop a new 170-bed purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) development. The scheme will provide essential studio accommodation for students studying at the local and neighbouring universities.

Located on Hinton Road nearby Bournemouth University, the town centre and Bournemouth’s renowned local beaches, McLaren Property has unveiled a new image of the scheme, with the go ahead confirmed following positive planning consent from Bournemouth, Christchurch, and Poole Council (BCP) and the completion of the site acquisition.

The new eight-storey PBSA development has been designed by WGP Architects with an Art Deco style façade, inspired by the architectural history of the area. McLaren Property has aimed to achieve a BREEAM Excellent rating, designing the development with a strong emphasis on wellbeing. Construction is expected to start in summer 2024.

“Our Hinton Road scheme is a fantastic addition to the town centre of Bournemouth. The city has a thriving student community, and we are really pleased to work with BCP to bring forward much-need high quality student accommodation for those studying at Bournemouth’s world-class universities.”

James Creevy, Development Director, McLaren Property

Amenities include a ground floor gym and a sophisticated student lounge with open courtyard, creating a secluded fern garden. The building will also feature a roof top lounge and large south facing terrace, with expansive views across Bournemouth beach, Sandbanks and Dorset peninsular beyond.

The building will also be zero-gas, powered instead by air source heat pumps and electricity, including photovoltaic panels to generate renewable energy. There will also be a biodiversity net gain on the site through improved ecology.

The scheme is on the site of former garage workshops, with the high quality new development set to contribute to the positive future development of the wider town centre.