338 bed student accommodation project submitted for York


A 338 bed student housing program is under development in York.

Plans have been submitted for the James Street project, led by town developer S Harrison.

Close to York University and York St John University, an industrial unit, occupied by Alton Cars, would be replaced by a 308-unit cluster apartment complex, comprising communal kitchens, living spaces and catering, as well as 30 studios.

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Designed by CSP Architects, also of York, a large central common area is part of the plan, with study space, games room, cinema and laundry room, with two landscaped courtyards.

Gavin Douglas, Head of Design at S Harrison, said: “The submission of this planning request follows an unobjectionable public consultation and comes at a time when demand for student housing is significantly outstripping the budget. offer.

“This summer, numerous reports indicate that York is running out of student housing and there is no doubt that specially designed student housing programs can alleviate the problem, while freeing up existing housing stock for local families.

“We specifically designed this development to sit comfortably in the predominantly residential environment at this end of James Street. The new building is much better suited to the local streetscape and existing neighbors than the current industrial unit and will significantly improve the view from the adjacent conservation area along Lawrence Street.

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Some students were forced to commute from Hull due to lack of accommodation.

The app follows S Harrison’s transformation of the neighboring former Working Men’s Club and Tam O’Shanter pub on Lawrence Street into a 115-room premium student accommodation program in 2017.

S Harrison recently delivered several other student housing projects in York, including St John Central, Abode on Navigation Road and Percys Place, in York’s Walmgate Conservation Area.

It was also behind the City of York City Council headquarters and the adjacent Hampton by Hilton hotel, and Lidl, also on James Street.

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