Greystar and Student Roost secure planning for Bristol PBSA

Proposals for Greystar and Student Roost's development, which includes purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA), have been approved by Bristol City Council.

PBSA and co-living development in Bristol | Greystar | Student Roost | Bristol City Council | PBSA News
PBSA and co-living development in Bristol.

Developer Greystar and student accommodation provider Student Roost have secured planning permission from Bristol City Council for a new 577-bed mixed-use development in Bristol, which will include student accommodation and co-living studios.

The new scheme will replace the current Rupert Street Car Park with a single building which aims to give the impression of being split into two towers. 328 student rooms in a mix of en-suite apartments and studios will be situated in one ‘tower’, with a student sky lounge.

The second tower will include co-living studio homes with green space roof terraces and a shared sky lounge for recent university graduates and key workers in Bristol, with 20% of these beds offered at a discounted rent rate.

Amenities at the scheme include a gym, wellbeing studio, cinemas and recording studios, a shared student and co-living foyer, and events space.

CGI of the development | PBSA News
CGI of the development.

Rejuvenation of Rupert Street and the surrounding area also feature in the approved plans, including a retail floorspace, replacement public car park with 400 spaces and electric charging points, and the enhancement of the surrounding area with the widening of pavements, green planting, outdoor seating and landscaping.

The site is also within walking distance of the University of Bristol and the University of Bristol School of Chemistry, alongside Bristol city centre. 

Greystar and Student Roost worked with sustainable living solutions real-estate platform Fifth State to ensure the development is designed and built to the highest sustainability and energy efficiency standards including BREEAM Excellence, regulated CO2 reduction, and the creation of green spaces.

Street level view of the development | Greystar | Student Roost | Bristol City Council | PBSA News
Street level view of the development.

“We’re thrilled that we are one step closer to opening our third property in Bristol and will have the opportunity to provide over 500 homes to university students and working professionals who keep the city thriving. Resident experience and satisfaction will always be a priority at Student Roost, and the 24/7 customer service, all-bills included in rent, events designed specifically for the student community and an unwavering commitment to wellbeing we are known for will be at the heart of this new property.”

Ashling Fox, Managing Director, Student Roost

Student Roost already owns and operates two other properties in Bristol which includes the Zinc Quarter PBSA development, which the company developed in 2022.

Student Roost’s broader portfolio consists of over 50 properties in 21 cities across the UK, providing a home to over 21,000 university students each year. The addition of Rupert Street will increase its portfolio to over 22,500.