Planning submitted for Cardiff student scheme

Crosslane Student Developments has submitted a full planning application for the development of a purpose-built student accommodation scheme in Cardiff.

The plans include the development of a high-quality residential building – with stepped heights of four and six storeys, rising to 10 storeys in one corner – which will provide accommodation for around 400 students.

The ground floor will feature a reception and management suite, as well as shared communal facilities for residents, including a common room, study hub, public coffee shop and gym.

The site was previously occupied by a bowling green and club pavilion in the north-westerly side of Howard Gardens in Adamsdown.

City of Cardiff Council decided to sell the space – which was not designated as open space – two years ago.

Crosslane successfully achieved preferred bidder status and the council will be reviewing and agreeing the proposed plans before the sale of the site occurs. 

Lisa Timberlake, development manager at Crosslane Student Developments, said: “Crosslane is committed to continuous regular and transparent engagement with local community representatives to ensure the long-term success and integration of this project into the neighbourhood.”

Crosslane will be working with local businesses to encourage students to shop and eat out locally within Adamsdown.

The developer will include printed information on local businesses in its student welcome packs and on noticeboards as well as holding pop-up events, supported by Prime Student Living, which is part of Crosslane.

“The supply of further purpose-built student accommodation helps meet this growing demand and also frees up private housing in Cardiff to rent by families and young professionals,” Lisa added.

The building will be BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) certified and will include roof solar panels as well as other environmentally conscious design features.

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