Plans submitted for second phase of The Island Quarter PBSA

Conygar submits planning for a second purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) building at The Island Quarter.

The second student accommodation building at The Island Quarter scheme in Nottingham | PBSA News
The second student accommodation building at The Island Quarter scheme in Nottingham. Image credit DAY Architectural.

Developer The Conygar Investment Company has submitted planning today (16 February) to Nottingham City Council for a second PBSA building at The Island Quarter.

The proposals include the delivery of a 383-unit development on the Manvers Road side of the 36-acre site. The scheme will offer a range of student accommodation in a mix of cluster accommodation, studios and premium options.

Amenities such as a gym, laundry room, various lounges and informal breakout areas are also proposed. The scheme has been designed by DAY Architectural with planning, transport and environmental advice being provided by Axis. 

“The demand for student housing has never been greater, and PBSA plays a vital role in ensuring that students have access to high-quality accommodation without the need to restrict housing supply that is better suited for Nottingham residents.

“Intergenerational living has been a core principle for our plans for The Island Quarter, and a healthy population of students is a crucial part of this mix. In a competitive marketplace, these well-designed plans put student experience at their heart, and we’re looking forward to seeing this phase move forward.

“This latest proposal is one of a series of planning submissions that are currently in the pipeline, building on the success of the first phases of the development at 1 The Island Quarter and Winfield Court.”

Christopher Ware, Property Director, Conygar

Combined with 693 beds at the adjacent Winfield Court PBSA scheme – which will open to students for the 2024/25 academic year – The Island Quarter will boast a significant student population once both phases are complete – and could eventually be home to over 1,000 students.

Following a similar material palette to Winfield Court, the designs for The Island Quarter include a combination of grey, buff and red bricks on the building’s facade alongside ribbed metal cladding.

“As part of the evolving masterplan for The Island Quarter, this next phase of accommodation has been designed so that the proposed build can complement Winfield Court in design and function while diversifying the student living environments on offer.”

David Jones, Technical Director, Axis

This second phase of The Island Quarter student development is the latest planning submission by the developer, following last May’s approval for a new 250,000 sq ft biosciences campus on the northern side of the site.