YTL Developments secures planning for Bristol PBSA

The proposed scheme will provide essential student homes for Bristol, located in the desirable area of Brabazon.

YTL Developments has been given the go-ahead to deliver its new PBSA scheme in Bristol | PBSA News
YTL Developments has been given the go-ahead to deliver its new PBSA scheme in Bristol.

YTL Developments secures planning permission to develop a new purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) scheme at Brabazon, Bristol. The proposed development will deliver 1,514 bedrooms located across four mansion-style buildings on the southern boundary of Brabazon. Separate bedrooms are arranged in clusters around communal spaces that will balance studying with a rich social experience.

YTL Developments is dedicated to transforming the 380-acre former Filton Airfield into a sustainable new mixed-use neighbourhood for Bristol. Over the next twenty years, the new city district of Brabazon will grow to include thousands of new homes, creative workspaces, and the largest new urban public park in the Southwest for 50 years.

Designed by local architects Stride Treglown, amenities at the scheme include dining areas, karaoke rooms, a gaming suite, gym, shared studies, and quiet working areas. Outside, the landscaped courtyards and green spaces include exercise areas and a basketball court with south-facing gardens.

Artist impression of the proposed scheme | YTL Developments | PBSA News
Artist impression of the proposed scheme.

“Brabazon is designed to live up to the pioneering legacy of the former Filton Airfield and inspire the next generation. New PBSA is essential to our vision to create a thriving, diverse new neighbourhood for Bristol.

“When the student accommodation completes, approximately 400 private homes will also be occupied, giving a total of almost 2,000 new residents from all generations by 2026-7. This represents a critical mass.

“The new residents will facilitate the arrival of a new breed of cafes, shops and restaurants. They will ensure the new public transport services – both the MetroBus and new train station – become sustainable and reliable options for the whole community.

Alongside the existing world-leading engineering cluster, the new residents at Brabazon will accelerate the transformation of North Bristol, ensuring it remains a place of opportunity and drives local prosperity for the next 100 years.”

Sebastian Loyn, Planning and Development Director, YTL Developments
Artist impression of the proposed scheme | YTL Developments | PBSA News
Artist impression of the proposed scheme.

Situated nearby the local transportation routes, The MetroBus will stop at Brabazon and both the University of the West of England (UWE) and University of Bristol. The UWE campus is a 1.5 mile walk or cycle away along dedicated bike paths and pedestrian routes. A new railway station will serve Bristol Temple Meads – adjacent to the University of Bristol’s new Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus – in under 15 minutes.

The project is designed to inspire the next generation of engineers, designers and inventors and attract the best young talent to Bristol. The new student accommodation scheme is set to open in time for the 2026-7 academic year.